If you need to use portable traffic lights on the public highway you are required to obtain written authorisation. Please note that a highway can include roads, pavements and verges.
Who can apply for this licence? - Utility Companies, Statutory Undertakers, Developers and other contractors who have been granted the relevant permission to occupy/work on the public highway.
Any person completing this application form should be aware of the requirements of the following:
• The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
• Street Works Regulations 1995 (Accreditation Units 1 and 2)
• Traffic Signs Manual, Chapter 8 (2009), (as amended)
• Department of Transport Departmental Standard TD 21/85 & TA 47/85
• The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002
• A completed application form to include emergency out of hours contact details of the signal supplier.
• A scale map of 1:1250 (Electronic format)
• A site plan to a scale of not less than 1:1250 detailing the position of each traffic signal head, controller position and associated cable layout. The signal heads are to be identified to a point within two metres of that intended to be used on site, when scaled from this drawing.
• Signal timings
• If the site is to affect a Level Crossing we will require written confirmation that you have contacted Network Rail.
• If the site is to affect existing traffic signals or signal controlled pedestrian crossings we will require written confirmation that you have contacted Southampton City Council’s ROMANSE Team for advice about any need to switch them off (this may incur separate fees)
Fees will not be applicable but conditions will be attached
Application evaluation process
We will endeavour to assess and respond to your application as quickly as possible. This however is subject to receiving all required documentation.
Will tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be approved. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.
Mandatory - Licence conditions attached to this application are at the bottom of this page.
Apply online or download, complete the form and post to the address below:
Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances or to extend an existing permit
Highways Service Partnership
City Depot and Recycling Park
First Avenue, Millbrook
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8079 / 8078
Fax: +44 (0)23 8051 2883
Failed application and licence holder redress
Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.
Applicants may appeal to the West Hampshire Magistrates' Court against refusal to issue a licence or against conditions of the licence.
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.