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Cranes, scaffolding, hoarding and projection

Companies with cranes, scaffolding, hoarding and projections on, or overhanging on, public roads and pavements, require a licence.

If you are applying for a scaffolding, hoarding or projection licence, you should include a copy of your public liability insurance certificate and read the Schedule of Conditions in your application form

If you are applying for a crane licence, you should include:

  • a copy of your public liability insurance certificate
  • a method statement
  • a risk assessment
  • a traffic management plan for the crane
  • the completed indemnity form

All application forms and enquiries should be emailed to the team.

Your application will be processed within five working days. We require a refundable deposit to cover road or pavement damage.

We will also need to make a site visit to assess your application, and may specify conditions for the equipment. If we decide the road should be closed, you will need to apply for a Temporary Traffic Order (TTO). This needs a minimum of six weeks’ notice before work can begin. You should email us if you need to suspend parking restrictions for the delivery and collection of equipment.

The site will be inspected during and after work, to make sure it is safe and there is no damage to roads or pavements. You need to meet the licence conditions at all times, and have licences easily viewable on all equipment. Licences are not transferable.

A scaffolding, hoarding or projection licence is valid for 30 days, but can be extended. A crane licence is only valid for one day.

Scaffolding, hoarding and projection licence fees
Type Prices
Application fee (non-refundable) £125
Licence fee - for up to 30 days (min £230 to max £2,000)        £23/m2
Renewal licence fee - for each 30-day period (min £230 to max £2,000) £23/m2
Refundable deposit (covers damage to the road and pavement) up to 10m2 £500
Refundable deposit (covers damage to the road and pavement) for each additional m2 £51
Charge for additional inspection - complaints or enquiries (per hour) £68
Cranes
Type Prices
Application fee (non-refundable)  £168
Licence fee (per day of licence approved)  £169
Licence for oversail over the highway (per day)  £10
Refundable deposit (covers damage to the road and pavement) £5,000
Charge for additional inspection - complaints or enquiries (per hour) £68

Apply for a crane licence (PDF) Apply for a scaffolding, hoarding, or projection licence (PDF)

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