Crane on the highway

A licence must be obtained to operate any type of crane/access machinery on the public highway, or if any part of the crane/access machinery or its load over-sails the public highway at any time during the lift for any length of time.

The term 'highway' includes roads, pavements and verges.

Who can apply?

Only contractors who hold £10 million public liability insurance can apply for a licence.

Fees

  • £295 for mobile crane/access machinery licence includes £160 licence fee and pre and post inspections at £67.50
  • £410 for tower crane licence includes £275 licence fee and pre and post inspections at £67.50 each

Please note that you are not able to extend these licences. You will need to make a new application instead.

Apply for or change a licence

Before applying, please read the impact on street lighting assets.

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Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself five minutes to fill it in.

You will need:

  • Payment card details if you are applying for a new licence
  • Evidence of public liability insurance (optional)
  • Plan of projection (optional)

Apply for a highway occupation licence

If you have any questions, please contact:

Email: southamptontma@balfourbeatty.com
Telephone: 023 8079 8077