You need a permit from us if you are carrying out any building work next to the public highway that requires the use of scaffolding or hoarding.
What licence you need and how much it costs
Scaffolding companies need to apply for a permit to place scaffolding and hoardings on a public highway.
The cost for a scaffolding permit is:
- £75 for domestic property
- £115 per street for commercial properties less than 10m
- £195 per street for commercial properties over 10m
The cost for hoarding or fencing is £115 per street.
How long the permit will last
The length of the permit will depend on the location and the works you are carrying out.
What you need to provide with your application
You will need to send us a location plan alongside your application.
What happens after you've applied
Once you have submitted your application, the Highways Network Management Team will review your application and any documentation submitted. If there are any issues, we will contact you for further information.
If authorisation is granted the details will be recorded and the applicant will be given an exclusive reference code that relates to the licence at the agreed location and for an agreed period.
Tacit consent will not apply
It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. You should contact us if you have not heard from us within 12 weeks.
Apply for a new permit or extend your current permit
To apply for a permit or extend an existing permit you can contact Highway Network Management on 0114 27 36677 or by email at email@example.com.
Apply or extend online
You can also apply online through GOV.UK.
Change your current permit
Contact us if you need to change any of the details on your permit or apply to amend them online through GOV.UK.
How to make an appeal or a complaint
If you want to appeal our decision you should contact us on 0114 2736677.
If you want to make a complaint please do so in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.