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Highways Licences, Permits and Permissions

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

It is important that you read the relevant Terms and Guidelines for the type of licence you require before completing the application form.

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.

The cost of the licences / permissions can be found in the Highways Licences and Permits Charges document.

Applications for permission are to be submitted at least eight working days before it is required. 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, a further application must be made at least ten clear working days before this permission expires.

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. 


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


This licence is for Cranes.

Please read the Crane Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below


Crane licence application form


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.

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

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


H Marking application form



This licence includes Building Materials, Cherry Pickers, Mobile Platforms, Porta Cabins/Huts and Scissor Lifts.  Licences for Skips, Scaffolding& Hoarding each have separate application forms

Please read the Highways Occupation Licence Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below


Highways Occupation Licence application form


This licence includes Bridges, Canopies, Banners, Wires and Signs..

Please read the Highways Projection Licence (Oversailing) Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below


Highways Projection Licence (Oversailing) application form


This licence covers Scaffolding and Hoarding only.

There are separate application forms for:

  • Crane Licences
  • Highways Occupation (Building Materials, Cherry Pickers, Mobile Platforms, Porta Cabins/Huts and Scissor Lifts)
  • Highways projection (Bridges, Banners, Wires and Signs)

Please read the Scaffolding and Hoarding Terms & Guidelines and complete the Application Form found below


Scaffolding and Hoarding application form


If the skip is to be placed within your property, no permit is required and you may approach any skip company of your choice.If you are intending to place a skip on the highway (road, footway or verge) you will need to contact a skip company registered with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC).

The skip company will apply for the necessary permit.

If you have a query about a skip on the highway please contact Gloucestershire Roads 08000 514514 or email: GCCHighways@Amey.co.uk

Skip Companies

Skip companies must be registered with GCC before permits can be issued.

To register your details please email GCCHighways@Amey.co.ukwith the following information:

  • Name of Company and address
  • Email address
  • Detailsof Public Liability Insurance - please supply proof of insurance
  • Details of Environment Agency Waste Carriers Licence - please supply proof

Skip companies can apply for permits in accordance with Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) skip permits terms & conditions.
Please contact Gloucestershire Roads on 08000 514514 or GCCHighways@Amey.co.uk.


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 


For other licences and permits including:

please go to the Licences and Permits page.


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