Building Materials on Highway
In order to apply for a building materials licence, you must complete an application form 31.2 KB
A licence can be valid for any period between 1 day and 7 days. For longer periods, additional applications must be made prior to the expiry of the current licence.
Permission is granted with the issuing of a licence number. The application form will be returned to you with the number, or, it can be obtained by telephone, normally within 2 working days of receipt of the application.
Practice should be, not to permit deposit of building materials etc. on highway. The safest location for building materials to be stored is always off the highway on private land, but in some circumstances this is not always applicable. If it is not possible to avoid using the public highway, materials should be placed in the carriageway, rather than the footway. Where this is not practicable a charge of £25.00 for a duration of 1week of an area of 4m squared 1metre high maximum will be charged for each application.
A single licence allows for the storage of materials, not exceeding 3 metres in length, 1.5 metres in width and 1.0 metre in height. Please consult this office if larger quantities are involved.
Materials placed in, or partly on, the carriageway require at least four traffic cones on the approach side to guide traffic past the storage area.
During the hours of darkness, in poor daytime visibility and bad weather, road danger lamps (flashing amber) must be placed to indicate the area of the site. If sited in the carriageway, a lamp should be placed between each cone.
If this authority's contractors are called out to lamp the site or make it safe, a charge will follow.
Building materials placed on the highway shall not obstruct or interfere with the drainage of the street or with any apparatus of the public utility companies.