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Highways Licences, Permits and Permissions

License, Permits and Permission applications are available below for Highways related work.

Our combined online application/renewal form has recently changed and now allows for on-line payment. Please note no refund is made for customer cancelled applications where a licence has been issued.

Terms and Guidelines

It is important that you read the relevant Terms and Guidelines for the type of license you require before completing the application form and that you supply all required documentation. Failure to provide all the documentation will delay the application. In some circumstances it may be necessary for us to turn down applications because the proposed site is considered to be potentially hazardous. Your application will not be processed until we have received all of the relevant information.

Application Permission

Applications for permission (excludes Street works applications) are to be submitted at least twelve calendar days before it is required. Additional fees are charged for late/urgent applications. Failure to obtain the necessary permissions may result in enforcement action being taken against you. The time period must be strictly adhered to. If it is likely to be exceeded, and you give more than eight calendar days notice then a renewal licence can be applied for.  

Traffic Management Plan

For some Licences you will need to submit a traffic management plan as part of the application process and a template for one can be found and downloaded here.

Information supplied when you submit your application may be included in any Public Notices issued about the works. If for any reason we need to check any information submitted we may need to contact you for clarification. 

 

Application Information

The cost of the licences/permissions along with required traffic management plan and links to apply can be found in the below table:

Crane Licence

Highways Occupation Licence

Highways projection Licence

Skip Permit/Licence

Scaffolding and/or Hoarding licence

Minimum period:

1 Day

Charge: £250

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £100

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £100

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £75

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £100

Extension period:

1 Day

Charge: £250

Extension Period:

7 days

Charge: £25 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £25 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £20 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £25 per 7 days

Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £30 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £30 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £30 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £30 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £30
      Licence Penalty: £100 Licence Penalty: £100

 

 

 

Non-Compliance Penalty: £2,500

 

  For Building Materials, Cherry Pickers, Mobile Platforms, Porta Cabins & Huts or Scissor Lifts For Banners, Bridges, Canopies, Wires and Signs    
Crane Licence Terms & Conditions Highway Occupation Licence Terms & Conditions Highway Projection Licence Terms & Conditions Skip Permit / Licence Terms & Conditions Scaffolding / Hoarding Licence Terms & Conditions
Traffic management plan required Traffic management plan required Traffic management plan required - Traffic management plan required

 

To apply online please click the link below:

Licence Application (including renewal)

Online application guidance notes
  

This form must be completed to amend the dates of an existing Highways Licence (Crane, Occupation, Projection, Scaffolding and Hoarding and Skip).
Please read the guidance within the application form below.

The fee for this is £25.

 

Amendment Form

  

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) process and approve 'Tourism' traffic sign applications in Gloucestershire. To apply, please follow the link below.

Brown and White Tourism Signs

 

Disabled badge holders who have no alternative parking available may apply for an advisory disabled marked bay. Disabled marked bays are not authorised for carers or other visitors. They are granted to people who have mobility difficulties.

The fee for this is £60.

Please read the Disabled Marked Bay Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below.

Disabled Marked Bay application form

 

Keep Clear markings (H-markings) are generally provided at sites where the access is not obvious (concealed entrance) or there is a proven problem of continuous obstruction.

Having a private entrance H marking on the road outside your house will not guarantee that the driveway is kept clear, but where these markings have been used, they have been generally successful in deterring drivers from parking across driveways.

Private entrance markings are advisory and have no legal status.  The fee for H markings is £100.

Please read the H Marking Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below.

H Marking application form

 

This form is to apply for permission for a roadside seat. Please read the guidance within the application below.

Roadside Seat Application Form

 

For a  street works licence application for placing new or repairing existing apparatus in the highway please follow the link below.

Street Works Licence Application 

 

A Vehicle Dropped Kerb (VDK), often referred to as a dropped kerb / crossover, provides the legal means to allow you to access your property safely using a car or other domestic vehicle. The Kerbs are dropped from their normal height and the pavement or verge is strengthened to take the weight of the vehicle crossing it to avoid damage to the pavement, pipes or cables buried beneath it.

Those seeking a vehicle crossover must obtain prior agreement from us. It is advised to contact your District Council Planning Department before you contact us, to find out if you need planning permission to create the vehicle access.

It is an offence to carry out any works on the footway without our express permission. Unauthorised vehicle crossovers will cause the footway to deteriorate and put those using the footway at risk. We take seriously our duty to maintain our highways and protect it from damage.

The total fee for the application is £175 payable in two parts. The initial £87.50 is paid with part 1 of the application and a further fee of £87.50 is payable with part 2.

 

Please read the VDK terms and guidelines to understand the process and requirements. 

The application process

The vehicle crossover application is broken down into a two part application process .

Part 1: 

Site suitability survey - please complete the application form below. 

Part 1 - Application form


Part 2:

Works and Certification -  This part of the process can only be completed once part 1 has been submitted and accepted.

Please download and complete the statutory undertaker enquiries form as it is required for your application and for your reference. These enquiries should be completed before submitting part 2 of the application.

Part 2 - Application form

 

For other licences and permits including:

please go to the Licences and Permits page.

 

 

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