Scaffolding licence

Permission is required to place any scaffolding (including temporary scaffold towers) on the road, footway or grass verge.

Scaffold licence restrictions

  • if pedestrian access through the scaffold is not possible, a temporary footway must be provided, including associated traffic management measures
  • if a 'drop body' is to be used, then you must apply for an additional skip permit

Please refer to the scaffolding and hoarding terms and conditions, or contact Network Management for further information.

Apply for a scaffolding licence

The scaffolding company needs to apply for permission, and must be registered with us.

Complete the scaffold licence application form and send it to Network Management at least 5 working days before the proposed start date of your works. For a scaffold tower, complete the scaffold tower application form.

Tacit Consent

We may be unable to give permission, so this process does not fall under 'tacit consent' parameters:

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we will contact you about your application within 5 working days
  • if you don't hear from us within 5 working days, please contact Network Management to check the status of your application

Cost of a scaffolding licences

  • initial 28 day licence: £89
  • every additional 1 to 28 day period: £58 extra
  • for applications required urgently (not giving the required 5 working days' notice) an extra charge of £35 is made, (total £124 for the first 28 days of licence)

Please do not make payments with your application, you will be invoiced for any further charges.

Defect notices

A defect notice will be issued if the scaffolding does not meet the terms and conditions of the licence. If this happens, you will incur a charge of £72.50.

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