Scaffolding and hoarding licences
If you need to place scaffolding or hoarding on or over the public highway, you'll need a licence granted under Section 169 or 172 of the Highways Act 1980.
Applying for a licence
Applications to place scaffolding or hoarding on the highway should be made at least 15 working days in advance of the start date required.
A site meeting may be required to discuss the impact of the structure on the highway (we recommend as much advance notice as possible).
Before starting the application, please make sure you have the following documents / information available:
- a copy of your public liability insurance
- company bank details and VAT number on letter headed paper (necessary to set your company up on our systems and to pay back any deposits on your account)
- all relevant site plans or diagrams
- details of any road closures required to carry out the works (Temporary Traffic Orders require 12 weeks to process to enable a road closure)
- details of any parking suspensions that are required to carry out the works
The following license fees apply:
- £341 per month (up to 10 metres in length)
- £390 per month (more than 10 metres in length but less than 50 metres)
- £510 per month (over 50 metres in length)
- deposit of £100 per metre of highway occupation
Once the application has been reviewed, you'll be contacted with confirmation of the required fees. You can pay online or by telephone.
We'll inspect your site on a regular basis. Your licensed activity must meet our terms and conditions. The terms and conditions must be agreed during your application.
If you have any queries or concerns or require further information, contact us.
Page last updated: 07 March 2018