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Highways licences and permits

​We aim to ensure that the highway (i.e. roads, pavements, and local footpaths) is kept clear and safe at all times. On occasion 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 licence or permit to do so.

Further information about applying for the correct highways licences and permits can be found in the Documents section on this page.

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;
  • placing a crane or access platform on the highway;
  • abnormal loads;
  • planting vegetation;
  • vehicular crossings; and
  • events on the highway

Filming on the highway
Please email us using the Contact us form on this page.

Current and planned permits
You can find out current and planned permits by using the link to Real time roadworks information in the External links section. By ensuring the 'Roadworks' map layer is active, you can find the current and planned location of skips, scaffolding, hoarding and events on the highway and temporary closures of the highway.

If you need more information please use the Contact us section to send us an email or call us. ​​​

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