We aim to ensure that the highway (i.e. roads, pavements, and local footpaths) are kept clear and safe at all times. However, on occasions, we recognise that you may need to obstruct the highway, for example if you are carrying out works to your property.
In cases where you do need to obstruct the highway, you need to apply for a permit to do so. Examples of when this may occur include:
- skips on the highway;
- building materials on the highway;
- placing a structure on the highway;
- projection over the highway;
- scaffolding and hoarding on the highway;
- temporary closure of the highway;
- street furniture on the highway;
- vehicular crossings; and
- events on the highway.
Please note, if you want to make changes to the highway itself, e.g. dropped kerbs, you must contact us so that we can make an assessment.
Further information on how to apply for the correct licence and permits can be found in the relevant related pages below.