If you are carrying out any building work or maintenance or you are removing any part of a property next to a public highway (road, pavement or rear lane) the safety of all highway users must protected.
Safe areas must be provided at ground level or a platform at a high level.
If you need to put hoardings on the highway around where you are working or on scaffolding, you must get permission from the council by completing the relevant forms.
You should carefully read the conditions of the licence and follow them at all times.
Applying for a licence to erect scaffolding
You can also download guidelines on the use of scaffolding over the highway and a paper Scaffolding Application Form [PDF, 1Mb].
Charges for erecting scaffolding on the highway
|Length of scaffold||Time||Cost|
|0 to 20 metres||14 days minimum||£61|
|0 to 20 metres||14 days renewal||£61|
|0 to 20 metres||28 days||£93|
|0 to 20 metres||28 days renewal||£93|
|21to 40 metres||14 days minimum||£83|
|21to 40 metres||14 days renewal||£83|
|21to 40 metres||28 days||£141|
|21to 40 metres||28 days renewal||£141|
|41to 60 metres||14 days minimum||£106|
|41to 60 metres||14 days renewal||£106|
|41to 60 metres||28 days||£176|
|41to 60 metres||28 days renewal||£176|
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm
Friday: 8.30am to 4pm