Attachments to street lighting columns or electrical installations on or over the highway licence

How to apply to attach seasonal decorations, banners or baskets to street lights or electrical installations on or over a public road, pavement or verge.

Suffolk County Council reviews its fees on an annual basis. Please make sure you read through the application form to understand the current fees and conditions before you apply as these fees are generally non-refundable. Applications require a minimum of 10 weeks to be processed prior to installation.

Before you apply

Your application may be rejected if the proposed site is considered to be potentially dangerous to the public.

You'll need a licence before you attach or hang anything onto a streetlight column or install electrical apparatus on or over a public highway maintained by us whether temporary or permanent:

  • banner
  • flowering basket
  • seasonal decorations
  • Public sector CCTV
  • lighting over the highway
  • any other attachment

For Neighbourhood Watch, No cold calling zone or other authorised signage please see our Traffic Signs page.

Contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 if you want to apply for a licence on a trunk road.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form (Word, 150KB).

Send completed forms to highways.streetfurniture@suffolk.gov.uk or by post to:

Suffolk County Council
Licensing and Enforcement Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road
Suffolk
IP1 5NP

Email highways.streetfurniture@suffolk.gov.uk or contact 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance. 

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