Street furniture

Apply for a licence to install street furniture such as benches, notice boards and planting/cultivation within the highway

A licence is needed to place street furniture within the highway. We've a scheme that provides permission to place the following items within the highway:

  • benches or bus shelters
  • flower containers/planters or litter bins
  • village or town signs or notice boards

This list is not exhaustive, and we'll consider other items.

Who can apply

A application can be be made by:

  • district or borough council
  • town or parish council
  • other organisations e.g. Bury In Bloom
  • an member of the public who'll need to provide us with written confirmation of support from their local council.

The application fee for a licence will be £100 from 1 September 2020.

Download and complete the application form (Word, 91KB).

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Submit your application

Send to or by post to:

Suffolk County Council
Licensing and Enforcement Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

Email or contact 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance.