Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is responsible for promoting tourism within the borough and co-ordinating applications for tourism signage.
When assessing an application Council will liaise with Tourism Northern Ireland on the eligibility of tourist destinations and with TransportNI in relation to the design, location and extent of signing.
The cost of any approved signage is paid for by the applicant. A summary of the process is available to download below - Tourist Signage Policy Fact Sheet
What can be signed?
In Northern Ireland, tourist destinations are split into ‘facilities’ and ‘attractions’ for signage purposes. Tourist facilities may be signed from the nearest main road. Tourist attractions (meeting certain criteria) may in exceptional circumstances also be signed from motorways.
The list below provides examples of the types of tourist destinations which may be eligible for signing (subject to certain criteria being met) from the strategic road network.
|Facility||Attraction||TNI||Signage costs comprise of|
|Hotels||Visitor Centres||TNI funded tourism products||Design|
|Guest Houses||Zoos||TNI Quality Graded tourism providers||Installation inc. temporary traffic management|
|Caravan and Camping Parks||Museums||Future maintenance|
|Picnic sites||Activity Centres||Size of sign and number required, also road type|
|Campus Accommodation||Theatres & Art Centres||Post submission of application Council will liaise with Transport NI for estimate cost|
|Motor home hire companies||
|Aire de Service|
Please note that even where a destination is eligible for tourist signage, signage cannot be guaranteed.
The final decision will be taken by TransportNI, taking into consideration road safety and traffic management issues
For further information download the Policy for Tourist Signing in NI immediately below.
What can't be signed?
Utilities i.e. places or services which are of use to tourists but would not constitute tourist attractions are not eligible for tourist signage. Utilities would include shops, shopping centres, restaurants, art galleries, garden centres and sports facilities.
Please note that due to the number of destinations in NI it is not feasible for all to be signed.
Application forms (available for download below) should be submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Cloonavain, 66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine BT52 1EY