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Building work near a road

We issue permits for highway projections, such as scaffolding, hoardings and skips, to ensure that they are located, built and removed safely and sensibly.

If you wish to put building materials on any part of the highway, you need a licence. This is not necessary if the materials are stored on private land. A licence may be refused where there is clearly ample space available within the premises.

Consent to deposit items or carry out temporary excavations in the street

If you wish to temporarily deposit building materials, rubbish or other items on the road or make a temporary excavation, you must have consent from the council as the highways authority. You must comply with any conditions attached to a consent and comply with requirements relating to the fencing-off and lighting of deposits or excavations.

Details of the legislation relating to this consent under the Highways Act 1980.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest to process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard about your application within the five-day target period, contact us.

Failed application redress

Please contact the council in the first instance, using the details below. If you wish to appeal against a decision, you may do so to a magistrates' court.

Licence holder redress

Please contact the council in the first instance, using the details below. If you wish to appeal against a decision, you may do so to a magistrates' court.

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