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Street Works licence application

Street Works Licence Application for placing new or repairing existing apparatus in the highway

The Street Works team duty is to ensure that the local highway network is coordinated effectively whilst enabling Utility companies, Highway teams, and contractors to carry out the works they require.

The Street Works team should be informed of any works being carried out on the public highway, and should know who is carrying out the works, the duration of the works, and the type of traffic management being used.

There are various legislative requirements that underpin the Street Works team’s duties including the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991, Traffic Management Act 2004, and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and the Highways Act 1980.

 

  • The Street Works Inspectors ensure that works are carried out to the specifications required.
  • The Traffic Signals Technicians ensure that the County’s traffic signals network is fully operational at all times.

Document checklist & information required

Before submitting your application you must have these documents ready to upload (preferably as PDF files)

  • Copies of accreditation ID badges for operatives (front & back)
  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance certificate
  • Copy of S106 agreement or any other agreement with Utility provider
  • Site Plan
  • Locality Plan

Also ensure you know:

  • Who the owner of the apparatus will be (this must be the landowner benefitting from the apparatus)
  • The diameter and materials of the apparatus being laid (or specific cable if electric)
  • The length of apparatus in the Highway
  • The type of traffic management that will be used

 

You must read the Guidance Notes for Applicants before submitting your form.  This details the responsibilities of the Licensee.

Application Form

Guidance Notes for Applicants document

 

Why do I need one?

Statutory undertakers, gas, electric, water and telecommunications, have a right to open any part of the highway (subject to due notification to the Highway Authority) in order to install or maintain their equipment in publicly maintainable highways.

This right to excavate the highway can be extended to any private individual, developer or contractor on application to the Highway Authority for a Street Works Licence, which grants temporary authority to excavate the highway during the duration of those works.

The licence holder can be fined if they fail to meet the statutory duties imposed by the New Roads and Streetworks Act (NRSWA).

 

How long will it take? 

Applicants must give a total of 28 days notification to the Local Authority to allow processing time for the licence.

The processing and granting of your approval may take some time but we will acknowledge receipt of your application within five working days. If you have not heard from us within 7 working days, please contact us using the contact details on the Street Works page

 

How much will it cost?

There is a fee of £470 for up to 200m length on new apparatus.

There is a fee of £210 for repairs onto existing apparatus or for excavation only works.

There is an additional fee of £150 per additional 200m length of Highway.  All Fees are 0% VAT.

 

   

Why do I need one? 

Temporary Traffic Orders are needed for any road closures, footway closures, speed restrictions, weights restrictions and no parking/no waiting orders.

 

How will long will it take? 

The applicant must give 3 months notification to the local Authority. This allows the legal process for the road closure to be completed. We cannot grant tacit consent as there are statutory time limits to be adhered to in issuing of licences.

 

If the Closure is urgent you must contact the Street Works team immediately on streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

How much will it cost?

The Temporary Traffic Order costs £1250.  The fee payable is 0% VAT.

 

Application Form

 

Why do I need one? 

Portable Traffic Lights may be used where works are taking place on or near the carriageway and /or a risk assessment has deemed them necessary.  The Street Works team may put conditions on the use of portable lights on the network. 

There should be no assumption that by submitting the Portable Traffic Light application it will be approved. 

 

How will long will it take? 

Please give at least 10 days notice when submitting a Portable Traffic Lights application.

 

How much will it cost? 

There is no fee owed to Gloucestershire County Council.

 

When submitting the application please also attach the Traffic Management plans.

 

Application Form

 

Why do I need one? 

Any Special Events (incl Street Parties) that involve closing a Street will require a legal order to be in place. 

This also ensures that all works on the Highways network can be coordinated effectively.

 

How will long will it take? 

A minimum of 12 weeks is required to process the application.

How much will it cost? 

The fee for Special Events can vary. Please contact the Streetworks team via email detailing which Street/s will be affected, the date of the Event, and a brief description of the event to streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

We will respond to your email within 5 working days.

 

Why do I need one?  

If works are taking place within 100m of any Traffic Signals (incl pedestrian signals and pelican crossings) then it will be necessary for the Signals to be switched off. 

If you are unsure that you require a Traffic Signals switch off please contact the team on the email address below.

An engineer from our contractors, Telent, will carry out the switch off, and they will arrange to meet on site with you.

How will long will it take?

A minimum of 5 working days notice is required.

How much will it cost?

The fee is £421.80. The fee payable is 0% VAT.

A PO number must be supplied in order for the application to be processed, and the invoice for payment to be generated.

Application Form

 

Why do I need one? 

This is for closing one lane on a multi lane highway. This may be necessary for works to take place on or next to the highway.

How long will it take?

This may vary depending on the length of works and when they are to take place. We will respond to your application within 5 working days.

How much will it cost?

There is no fee owed to Gloucestershire County Council.

Application Form

 

Why do I need one? 

The local Highways Authority must be notified of all works on its network.  This may be for works that do not include excavation eg tree cutting. This ensures that all works on the Highways network can be coordinated effectively.

 

If you are requesting a road space booking for S111, S184 or S278 works please give the reference number you will have received from our Highways Legal Agreements team.

How long will it take?

This will vary depending on the length of works and when they are to take place.  We will respond to your application within 5 working days.

How much will it cost?

There is no fee owed to Gloucestershire County Council.

 

Application Form

 

Why do I need one? 

The R Notice specifies the reinstatement that has been carried out in the highway. This includes width and depth of reinstatement.  The reinstatement is guaranteed for 2 years from the day of completion, and 3 years if the depth of apparatus is greater than 1.5 metres.  If the works are found defective we will notify you, and the warranty will start from the day the remedial works are completed.

How long will it take?

The R Notice should be submitted to the Street Works team 10 working days after the reinstatement was completed.

How much will it cost?

There is no fee owed to Gloucestershire County Council.

Application Form

 

Why do I need one?

You must contact the relevant Utility (Statutory Undertaker) to clarify if they have apparatus in the highway where you are planning to excavate.

We will ask for the SU Response form to be submitted along with any plans received as part of the Section 50 application process.

 

How long will it take?

Most Utilities will respond within 2 weeks.

You will need to use two third-party websites to begin carrying out these searches:

www.linesearchbeforeudig.co.uk

https://utilities.digdat.co.uk/

These two companies have details of apparatus and maps for several Utility companies. There is also a spreadsheet for contact details of other Utilities that you will need to correspond with directly.

 

How much will it cost?

There is no fee payable to Gloucestershire County Council.

SU Responses Form

SU Contact details spreadsheet

 

 

 

Contact us:

Street Works Team

Network and Traffic Management

Shire Hall

Westgate Street

Gloucester GL1 2TH

E-mail: streetworks@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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