Planting and cultivation licence
How to apply for a licence for planting/cultivating on 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 20 working days notice to be processed.
Before you apply
Your application may be rejected if the proposed site is considered to be potentially dangerous to the public.
A licence is needed to plant or cultivate within the highway.
- Amenity areas
This list is not exhaustive, and we'll consider other items.
Licences are only issued to:
- 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.
How to apply
Download and complete the planting/cultivating application form (Word, 87KB).
Send completed forms to email@example.com or by post to:Suffolk County CouncilLicensing and Enforcement TeamPhoenix House3 Goddard RoadSuffolkIP1 5NP
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance.
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Applications require 3 working days notice to be processed.