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Highways Licences, Permits and Permissions

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

The online application/renewal form 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: £300

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £120

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £120

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £85

Minimum period:

28 Days

Charge: £140

Extension period:

1 Day

Charge: £300

Extension Period:

7 days

Charge: £30 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £30 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £25 per 7 days

Extension Period:

7 Days

Charge: £35 per 7 days

Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £60 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £60 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £60 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £60 Urgent/Retrospective Fee: £60
      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 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 click on the link below.

Licence Application (Including Renewal)

Online application guidance notes
 

The form must be completed using the online application form with payment by card being taken at the end of the process.  The form is used to amend the dates of an existing Highways Licence (Crane, Occupation, Projection, Scaffolding and Hoarding and Skip).  Please read the terms and guidance below.

Terms and Guidance

Please read the following notes carefully

  • This form must be completed on line and before it is submitted you will be directed to our secure payment service to take your payment by card (credit or debit). Applications by email or paper are no longer accepted.
  • The amendment can only be made within five calendar days of the start of the licence that you are changing.
  • All questions in this application form must be completed in as much detail as possible; failure to provide adequate information will delay the processing of your request. Please be aware that we aim to process amendment requests within 8 working days. We cannot guarantee an earlier response.
  • Please note amendments of the below nature will require a new application form (and fee) be submitted;
    • The name of the licensee. If the licence needs to be in the name of another company then a new application form must be submitted.
    • The location of the licence. Each location is assessed individually by our officers so a change in location will need to be considered in full.
    • If the duration of the licence needs to change please note we are unable to extend the duration on this form. Please use the renewal form to extend the life span of the licence. The duration of the licence can be changed to a shorter period but no refund will be made to the original application fee.
    • If the scheduled dates need to change please complete the online form and pay the additional fee.

The fee for this is £30.

Online 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 Bay

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.

This form should be completed on line and before it is submitted you will be directed to our secure payment service to take your payment by card (credit or debit). This is our preferred method of application.

The fee for this is £80

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

H Marking

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.

This form must be completed on line and before it is submitted you will be directed to our secure payment service to take your payment by card (credit or debit). Applications by email or paper are no longer accepted.

Private entrance markings are advisory and have no legal status.  The fee for H markings is £160

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

H Marking and Disabled Bay Application

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

Temporary signs on the Highway must be agreed with Gloucestershire County Council, as Highways Authority before being placed on the network.

Temporary signs may be for public events or for new housing developments and will not be considered for events such as boot sales.

The names of sponsors/developers, telephone numbers or other contact details must not be displayed on temporary signs.

Signs must not be placed on posts supporting traffic signals, octagonal, triangular or circular signs. Temporary signs must conform to The Traffic Signs Regulation, please see the terms and conditions for full details.

Signs that are permitted to be placed on the highway are done so for an agreed period of time. Once the agreed time frame has passed, all signs and fixings must be removed by the applicant. Failure to do so will incur additional removal fees.

Fees (effective for all applications made from and including 01/09/19)

  Charity/ Not for profit Small Commercial Organisation Large/Medium Organisation
10 signs for up to 6 months - £100 £300
10 signs renewal for up to 6 months - £100 £150
Removal Fee (per sign including fixing of the sign) £10 £10 £50

Please read the Temporary Signs terms and conditions to understand the process and requirements.

The application process

Please complete the below application form and submit with the relevant fee.

If paying by BACS, please telephone the Highways Customer Service Team on 08000 514 514 to obtain a reference number that must be quoted when making the payment.

Application Form

 

For other licences and permits including:

  • Animal movement licences
  • Apply for a child employment permit
  • Apply for a child performance licence
  • Brown and white tourism road signs
  • Explosives licensing including fireworks
  • Performing animals licences
  • Petrol licences
  • Poisons licensing
  • Street works licence application
  • Weddings: Approved premises
  • Weighbridge operators licences

please go to the Licences and Permits page.  

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