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Projections over the highway

What is a licence for projections over the highway?

A projection licence covers temporary and projections over a highway, such as the boom of a crane and permanent projections, such as overhanging buildings or structures.

The owner of the proposed projection and/or the land on which the projection will be must apply for a licence. These licences are valid for as long as the projections remains in place.

How much does it cost? 

  • £107 Oversail licence first month
  • £107 Oversail licence for each additional month after the first (permit extension)

Oversail Licences relate to any temporary projection over the highway. This includes windows, advertising boards, shop signs or banners as well as cranes whose jib extends across the highway, seasonal decorations, bunting etc. Permanent licence price on application.

For a licence to permanently oversail the highway, please contact Staffordshire County Council by letter detailing the nature of the oversail along with a drawing of the oversail and location plan.  Price on application.

How do I apply?

Please note: Applications must be made by the company who is planning to project an item over the highway. Your company must be registered with us to apply for a licence for projections.

Apply for projections over the highway

To apply for most projections, please email us to find out the best licence to apply under, on nmu@staffordshire.gov.uk or call us on 01785 276784.

Apply to install seasonal decorations

If you are applying for a licence to install seasonal decorations on and above the highway, please complete the pdfseasonal decorations application pack (600 KB) and email it to nmu@staffordshire.gov.uk or post it to:

Network Control Hub,
2 Staffordshire Place, 
Tipping Street, 
Stafford.
ST16 2DH

Please contact us for further information and guidance. 

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