If you would like to plant any trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers or plants along the highway, you must first make a formal licence application.

There is a charge of £250 for this in respect of expenses incurred in drawing up the licence.

There are a number of standard conditions which you must adhere to when making your application.

  • The applicant must provide public liability insurance in excess of £5 million.

  • Planting must not obstruct drivers’ visibility at junctions, bends, or private entrances.

  • The maintenance of the planting will remain your responsibility.

To make an application contact your area office so that a site meeting can be held to see if the site is potentially acceptable.

  • If you live in Stratford or Warwick District, please contact the South Area Office

  • If you live in North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth or Rugby Boroughs, please contact the North Area Office.

If the site is potentially acceptable a letter explaining the process, an application form and the standard conditions will be sent to you.

As of 1 April 2022, County Highways minimum standard for public liability insurance will increase to 10million. 

We would suggest reassessing your premium renewals this year to ensure you are ready for this transition so that we can continue to license your activity on Warwickshire's highway network going forward with minimum disruption.