Make a request
Banners (over the highway) and decorations (including hanging baskets)
Please note that Devon County Council are not able to suggest suitable locations.
Devon County Council support communities in their desire to improve local areas and as the highway authority, we consent to allow hanging baskets to be placed over a highway in a way that obstruction to the travelling public is not impeded.
Your community may want to put up banners or decorations such as bunting and festive lights over the highway to celebrate or advertise an event. You must to notify us to gain approval, you will only receive a response if the Highway Officer has queries with your application.
As the highway authority, we consent to allow temporary, non-commercial banners or seasonal decorations to be erected. There is no charge to do this, but you need to notify us in advance and comply with the terms and conditions.
If you have a question regarding this process, or are not sure what form to complete please contact us.
When identifying a location, please bear in mind , that we do not allow poles to be placed in the verge or for items to be placed on roundabouts or on street furniture (railings, bridges, etc) belonging to Devon County Council. If you are able to find a suitable location, you will need to get permission from the owner and also check with your local district or town council that they have no objection. Devon County Council are not able to suggest locations.
If any items are considered to be unsafe, a nuisance, obstructive, you will be asked to remove the said item, in some cases they may be removed without notice.