Permits for scaffold on the highway are only issued to accredited contractors
The application for a scaffolding permit must only be completed by the appointed contractor.
All applicants must complete the ‘Declaration’ section of the form before submitting an application.
We issue licences for scaffold on the highway to accredited contractors.
As the Highway Authority we also control the erection, dismantling and securing of hoardings on or over a highway.
You can apply online using the buttons below.
Apply for a scaffolding licence
Apply for scaffolding extension
Contractors can also apply to the local area highways office for an application form giving us 10 days notice, by either:
A scaffold licence costs £90 per 28 day period.
For contractors – there is a fee of £28 for any additional site visits required to inspect a scaffold that does not comply with the conditions of the licence.
Please note that for us to comply with new legislation introduced in Traffic Management Act 2004, the notice period for applications has been extended to 10 working days. Please always contact us if you have an emergency application where you are unable to give the full notice, as these will always be considered.
Applications to erect a hoarding around a building site adjacent the highway are included within the Scaffolding Application form.
Advertising hoardings are not the responsibility of the Highways department. Large advertising hoardings do need planning permission which would be issued by the relevant District Council, who may have details of ownership. The owner is usually the advertiser. If a damaged hoarding is causing an obstruction on the highway the relevant area highways office should be notified to arrange an inspection.
Conditions for a scaffold licence
Road Closure Notice – Application Guidance Notes
Road Closure Notice Application Form
Temporary Traffic Signals Application Form
Highway management areas
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