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Please submit your application online and pay via bank transfer/online. Any postal applications or cheque payments will not be processed until further notice.
If you recently made a postal application or paid by cheque please contact us on 0300 123 4047.
To cultivate or plant on the highway land or grass verges, a licence is required.
Before you start, you'll need your public liability insurance certificate (minimum of £10 million).
The application fee for each application will be £85 (non-refundable). If the licence application is granted, there will then be a charge of £620.
Getting a licence
Planting will only be permitted on the highway if it is safe to do so. A licence can only be granted to you if you are the owner and/or occupier of the property adjoining the highway for which you wish to plant. Proof of ownership (such as title documents) or occupation (such as a copy of a lease) will need to be submitted with your application. Licences will not usually be granted to occupiers with a lease term shorter than twelve months or if the applicant cannot evidence at least two years occupation of the property.
For more guidance on the application process for getting a cultivation licence, please see the cultivation licence guidance and conditions (PDF 95KB)Opening in a new window.