Highways licences & permits
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
- 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
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 £45 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 £115 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 sell 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.
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Please contact us at least 12 weeks in advance of your event if you feel the event is likely to have an impact on the highway, so that there is time to arrange any necessary measures. Please read our guidance notes before completing either the Street Party and Playing Out Scheme application form or the Highway Event application form for all other events.
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Information you need to know when hosting a street party or playing out scheme in Cambridgeshire.
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Guidance on completing an application to host a street party or playing out scheme in Cambridgeshire.
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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.