Application forms are available below to obtain the specific licences or permits required when working on the highway.
Failure to obtain the necessary permissions may result in enforcement action being taken against you.
Only registered companies can apply for hoarding, scaffolding and skip permits. If you would like to become registered please email [email protected].
Available application forms
- Skip permit
- Scaffolding and hoardings licences
- Tables and chairs licence
- Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTRO) for road closures and speed reductions
- Mobile catering highway consent
- Banners over the highway
- Tower cranes licence
- Book a road space
- Temporary traffic lights
- Private apparatus on the highway licence
- Planting on the highway licence
- Public events on the highway
- Traffic counters on the highway
- Tourism signing
- Storage of materials on the highway
- Street lighting attachments
Only registered skip companies can apply for skip permits.
Skips are not allowed to be placed on waiting restrictions (yellow lines). Skips may be permitted in resident permit holder bays or pay and display bays but additional charges will apply.
To apply and pay for a permit to place a skip on the highway please complete the online form. Applications by phone or email are no longer accepted.
The current charge for a skip permit is as stated on the application form and is for 14 days. This payment is taken during the online application.
It can take up to 5 working days to process an application for a skip permit.
Please read the terms and conditions document below before completing the online form.
You need a licence to place scaffolding or hoardings on the highway.
Only registered companies can apply for scaffolding and hoardings licences. If you would like to become a registered company please email [email protected].
To apply and pay for a licence to place scaffolding on the highway please complete the online form below.
To apply and pay for a licence to place hoardings on the highway please complete the online form below.
The current charge for both scaffolding and hoardings licences is as stated on the application form and is per street placed per 30 days. This payment is taken during the online application.
It can take up to 7 working days to process an application for a licence. Applications by phone, email or paper are no longer accepted.
Licence renewals use the same online form as for new applications.
If you intend to serve food or drink from your business on any part of the public highway you will need to apply for a licence. Please read the following before applying.
To apply and make the initial payment for a tables and chairs licence please complete the online form.
You may be asked to make an additional payment for your tables and chairs licence please use the online form.
If you need to reduce a speed limit or close a road or footway you will need to apply for a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). These can be arranged when it is necessary to temporarily control vehicular or pedestrian activity on a length of public highway.
Most commonly these are road closures arranged on behalf of the highway authority, utility companies and developers, but they can also apply for temporary speed limits parking restrictions, movement orders and public events.
Mobile catering operators of roadside catering vehicles must get consent from the local Highways Office before starting to trade. You should be aware of and bear in mind the policy and guidance provided in the Highway Operation Standards.
If you are planning an event that will take place on or will affect the highway, please see our highway event webpage.
Tourist attractions can apply and pay for brown tourist signing to direct the public to their business or facility. All applications are considered in accordance with the council's Tourist Signing policy below.
To apply, read the policy in full and then complete and return the Tourist Signing application form below
A community can take action to fund the improvement independently.
The current charge for a storage of materials on the highway licence is £45 for 14 days and we will contact you when payment is required (via the details you provide in the application). Licence renewals will be required every 14 days.
Please allow 5 clear working days for your request to be processed. Please read the terms and conditions on the licence before submission.
Street lighting attachment licence
If you would like to attach an item to our street lights (such as a hanging basket, festive lighting or advertising), you will need a street lighting attachment licence. Find out more on our street lighting webpage.