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Scaffolding and hoardings
A licence is needed to erect scaffolding and hoardings
on roads, pavements or public alleyways. This ensures
scaffolding and hoardings are erected and removed safely and
sensibly. Occasionally we will refuse to allow placement in a
particular location, as it would be unsafe.
In all cases, the scaffolding or hoarding company will apply for
the licence, so customers do not need to contact us directly.
To apply for a licence you can download a
Application for Permission to Erect a Scaffold/Hoarding on the
Highway (Word 76.5kb) form, this also provides you with
the Code of Practice.
Once completed it must be returned to the Traffic Manager with a
copy of Public Liability Insurance which must have a
minimum cover of £5million and a site inspection will be
arranged. We will require 5 to 7 days' notice prior to the
erection of the scaffolding or hoarding. If your application is
approved you will be sent a confirmation letter and invoices for
Report dangerous or illegal scaffolding