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Permissions for large events

You may need several different types of permission to hold your event. From planning permission to licences to the consent of the landowner of your event site.

You should provide at least 3 months’ notice of an event to allow time for licences/permissions to be issued.

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It can take 3-12 months to get the permissions you need, so get in touch with us and any other relevant parties as early as possible. In the first instance return the event notification form. If you have concerns please call or email us using the contact details on this page to discuss.

You may need:

  • Licences for events, premises or entertainment
  • Planning permission – to put up buildings and other structures
  • Permission from the landowner to use the event site – there may be a charge for this and you may need to book popular sites well in advance
  • Permission for traffic management, including road closures, cones and signs, or to use the public highway or for advertisements such as banners
  • Permission from the emergency services – for instance, from HM Coastguard if your event involves water based activities like a boat race or wind surfing
  • Insurance as a requirement for some permissions and licences.

Highways

For events that have an impact on the highway (signs, traffic management, road closures, restrictions on street parking, banners, bunting, seasonal lights, etc)

Streetworks Section
Transportation Service
Environment, Planning and Economy
Cornwall Council
Radnor Road
Scorrier
Redruth
Cornwall
TR16 5EH

Email: streetworks@cornwall.gov.uk

Tel: 0300 1234 222

Emergency services

Decide what additional information is required regarding specific activities and make contact with other relevant organisations. The Emergency Services may also be able to offer additional advice.

Coastguard

H M Coastguard
Pendennis Point
Castle Drive
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 4WZ

Tel: 01326 310803

Ambulance

Westcountry Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Emergency Planning Officer (Events)

Tel: 01392 261583
Fax: 01392 261597

Fire and Rescue

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (HQ)

Tolvaddon Community Fire Station
Boswithian Road
Tolvaddon
Camborne
TR14 0EQ

Tel: 01209 614300

Service contractors

This is for locating services, both underground and above ground and is part of a basic site survey.

Highways

Streetworks
Cornwall Council
Radnor Road
Scorrier
Redruth
Cornwall
TR16 5EH

Gas

District Engineer
British Gas South Western
Newham
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2ST

Electricity

Western Power Distribution
The Map Response Team
Mapping Centre
Osprey Road
Sowton Industrial Estate
Exeter
Devon
EX2 7WP

Telephones

BT plc
Street Works Act Centre
PP 318C
25 Pendwyallt Road
Coryton
Cardiff
CF4 7YR