What happens once I have completed a tourist sign application?
On receipt of a fully completed application form and additional documentation required your application will proceed through the following stages:
Stage one: Assess and inspect
We will check if you qualify as a tourist destination and meet the eligibility criteria.
Usually within 4 weeks of application
If you meet the criteria
Your application will proceed for consideration at Stage 2 when we have gathered further information, this is likely to include an inspection of the site to identify signing requirements (location, size, number of already existing signs etc) and consultation with other relevant organisations e.g. National Parks.
If you do not meet the criteria
Your application will be declined and will not be continued. You will be notified and given an explanation of the reasons for this.The County Council's decision on this is final; there is no statutory right of appeal.
Stage two: Decision and design
A decision will be made following assessment and inspection
Usually within 7 weeks of application
If it is approved
Detailed design of appropriate signing will be undertaken and a letter sent to you with drawings of the proposed sign design, an estimate of cost for their provision and installation, and an agreement document.
If it is declined
You will be notified that your application has been declined and given an explanation of the reasons for this. The County Council's decision on this is final; there is no statutory right of appeal.
Stage three: Installation of signs
Usually within 15 weeks of application
If you decide to continue with your application for tourist signs, then you must confirm this by completing and returning an agreement, along with payment for the full amount of works to provide and install the signs.