Scaffolding licences

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

customerservice@northlincs.gov.uk

Customer Contact Centre

01724 297000

Highways
North Lincolnshire Council
8-9 Billet Lane
Normanby Enterprise Park
Scunthorpe
DN15 9YH

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Friday: 8.30am to 4pm