Most types of Outdoor advertisements are controlled by the Town and Country (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992. This legislation details the adverts requiring advert consent (a form of planning consent).
Many other types of advertising benefit from what is known as "Deemed Consent" - you do not need to submit a formal application, subject to complying with certain restrictions.
If your proposed advertisement or sign is not “excluded from control” and does not meet the "Deemed Consent" criteria, you must apply for "Express Consent".
Advertisements displayed in contravention of the Regulations are an immediate offence which is open to prosecution by the Local Planning Authority, under section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
The Council understands that advertisements play an integral role in promoting charitable and community based events across the District. As such, the Council has a temporary advert process which is free of charge.
Temporary Advert Application Form 2016 (doc)
Terms and Conditions (doc)
Please complete the application form and send to:
By Post: Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL