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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.

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

The relevant applications can be found in the Documents section at the bottom of the page.

Filming on the highway

Please email us at raswa.forms@leeds.gov.uk.


Current and planned permits

The interactive map on this page shows current and planned roadworks and road closures in and around Leeds. It also displays current and planned locations of skips, scaffolding and hoarding. You can search for an area or just zoom into the map to see individual road works schemes taking place. By clicking on an item you can see the exact location of the works, what they involve, who is responsible for the works, the severity of any delays expected and how long they are scheduled to last. A full screen map is also available.

Request a dropped kerb or vehicle crossing site inspection

Information on dropped kerbs and vehicle crossings can be found on the Report problems with roads and pavements​ page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader

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