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Apply for a planting licence

You must have a licence to plant shrubs, flowers or grass within the highway.

You must apply at least one month before you would like works to start.

There is no licence fee.

Apply for a planting licence

Approval process

  1. We will take your payment then assess your request within 10 working days. We will contact you to discuss your works further if required.
  2. If approved, we will post you two copies of your licence. Both must be signed, witnessed and returned to us.
  3. Once we receive your signed copies, we will countersign one and post it back to you. We will also include any conditions of work.
  4. Work can only begin when you have received your countersigned licence.

Refused applications

If we cannot resolve any issues, we will refuse your application. We will return your paperwork and payment.