Form A1
Application for Consent to Display
an Advertisement
Please read the notes on the back of this form before
completing the application.
4 copies of this form and 4 copies of related drawings must be submitted with this application
to the relevant Council. You may find it helpful to discuss your proposals with your local
Planning Office before submitting your application.
Please note that when you submit a planning application the information, including plans, maps and drawings,
will appear on the Planning Register which is publicly available and, along with other associated
documentation (with the exception of personal telephone numbers, email addresses or sensitive personal
data), will also be published on the Planning Portal through the Public Access Portal (
1 a. Applicant’s name and address 1 b. Agents’ name and address (if any)
Name: Name:
Address: Address:
Town: Town:
Postcode: Postcode:
Tel: Tel:
Ref. No.:
About the Application Site
2. Give the full postal address of land or building on which the advertisement is to be displayed.
(outline site in red on location map)
3. Describe the type of advertisement, e.g. hoarding, shop sign, projecting sign, prismatic, etc.
4. Will the sign be illuminated? Yes No
(i) If Yes, is illumination: Internal External Floodlighting
(ii) If Yes, will the illumination be: Static Intermittent
Official Use
Application No.: ______________
Receipt No.: _
5. Council Employee / Elected Member Interest
Are you / the applicant / applicant’s spouse or partner, a member of staff within the council or an
elected member of the council?
Yes No
Or are you / the applicant / the applicant’s spouse or partner, a relative of a member of staff in the
council or an elected member of the council or their spouse or partner?
Yes No
If you have answered yes please provide details (name, relationship and role):
4. Certificate of Ownership
I/We apply for consent to display the advertisement described in this application and the accompanying
Signed _____________________________________ Date ________________
On behalf of __________________________________________________________________
Fee Payable
I enclose cheque / postal order no. ______________________ for £ ____________________
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to the relevant Council
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Notes on Applying for Consent to Display and Advertisement
1. The Law
Under the Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 certain outdoor
advertisements require consent from the relevant Council before they can be displayed. Applicants should
refer to the Regulations for details. It is a condition of the Regulations that before the advertisement to which
the Consent relates is displayed, the permission of the owner of the land or building or other person(s) entitled
to grant permission
must be obtained.
2. Drawings Required
Include a site location plan to scale (preferably Ordnance Survey) which should be sufficient to enable the
site to be identified. A site layout plan (scale 1:500) should be submitted for free standing advertisements.
The drawings submitted should be to scale and show:
the size of the advertisement
its position on the land or building in question
the elevation of the building on which it is proposed to display an advertisement showing its
relationship to adjoining buildings
design of lettering or emblem to be adopted
height above ground
the materials to be used
the amount of projection (where it would project from a building)
Photographs may be submitted.
3. Fees
Details of fees for Advertising consent are set out in the Department’s publication Planning Fees Notes for
Applicants” available from your local Planning Office or the Planning Portal (
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to the relevant Council.
4. Completed Applications
Send your completed application and the correct fee to the relevant Council.
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