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Apparatus or Building Projecting Over the Highway

Public highway can include any carriageway, footway, pedestrianised area or verge that is highway maintainable at public expense.  We may grant permission for the placing of private apparatus along, over or across a Public Highway.

The private apparatus may be temporary or permanent.  Typical examples may be a private telephone cable which spans a street between buildings or a small canopy on a building.  This type of licence is dealt with by us under Section 178 of the Highways Act 1980.

Application to place private apparatus such as cables or small canopies along over or across the Highway must be made in writing giving details of the type of apparatus to:

Email highways@sheffield.gov.uk

Sheffield City Council
Highway Regulations
2-10 Carbrook Hall Road
Sheffield
S9 2DB
 

Charges

The charge for a Section 178 Licence is £80 (VAT is not applicable).
 

Large Projections from Buildings

Large projections from buildings, i.e. balconies, structural canopies or general building overhangs are dealt with by the Structures Section of the our Design and Property Group under Section 177 of the Highways Act 1980.

Written application with details and structural calculations, where necessary, should be made to :

Sheffield City Council
Bridges Section
2-10 Carbrook Hall Road
Sheffield
S9 2DB

Charges

The charge for a Section 177 licence is £500 ( VAT is not applicable). 

The applicant may incur additional charges for calculation checks.
 

Bridge Construction

The construction of bridges over a Public Highway is dealt with under Section 176 of the Highways Act 1980 and again a written request along with details and calculations should be submitted to the Bridges Section at the address shown above.

Charges

The charge for this licence is £500 (VAT is not applicable).

The applicant may incur additional charges for calculation checks.
 

Planning Permission

In all cases Planning Permission if not already granted may be required.

Insurance

The owners of the apparatus must have, and maintain, Public Liability Insurance cover (minimum £2 million for small apparatus and £5 million for the larger type building / apparatus).

A Street Works Accredited Supervisor is required for all persons working on or over a public highway. Operatives should also be accredited where appropriate for their specific duties.

  • Modified: May 13, 2014 2:12:09 PM