In order to regulate the placing of scaffolding/hoarding on the public highway, you are required to obtain a licence. This is in accordance with section 172 of the Highways Act 1980. The term 'highway' includes roads, pavements and verges.
We have recently introduced charges for these licences to enhance health and safety measures and the free flow of pedestrian traffic across the city.
Q: Who can apply for this licence
A: Scaffolding Companies (Scaffolding) and Contractors (Hoardings) only
Evidence of £10 million Public Liability Insurance
Risk Assessment / Method Statement
A site plan, to scale showing the proposed location of the scaffolding/hoarding
Traffic Management Plan
Fees will be applicable and conditions attached
The following fees are applicable to all activities commencing on or after 01/04/2010.
Pre & Post Inspections (2 x £57.00) £114.00
Weekly Inspection £28.50 per week
Refundable Deposit £118.00
To apply, please follow this link to our EU Service Directive page where you can apply online or by post.