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Advertising of cafés on the pavement or street

Pavement or street display application

This applies to shop front displays or placing an advertising board on a pavement.

How to apply

To apply for this complete an occupation of a road form and return it to a roads office. You will need to include a sketch plan or drawings showing the proposed location of the road or pavement occupation.

You may also need advertisement consent for the display of signs, adverts and hoardings. See how to make a planning application.

How the application is dealt with

It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. so you will not get tacit consent.

If you haven't heard from us within 28 days please contact Enterprise Resources and we will let you know about your application's progress.

How much does it cost?

A street display permit (occupation of a pavement) is free.

An application for planning permission (advertisement consent) is £145.

Can anyone object?

Objections can't be made to the occupation of a road/ pavement, but they can be made to applications for planning permission.

See also Commenting on a planning application.

Legal stuff

The application for a street display permit (occupation of a pavement) is under the Road Scotland Act 1984 section 59.

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