Roads and highways
Objects or structures on a highway licence
Do I need a licence?
For a building structure to over sail a highway, you must obtain a licence from the council.
A licence fee of £1,201 is payable.
How to apply
Application evaluation process
You may need planning consent before we grant a licence. Please contact the council's planning department. You will need to submit technical drawings for evaluation, to make sure it meets the specified criteria.
Will Tacit Consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the council must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
If you feel your application has been unreasonably withheld or if there is a disagreement about conditions attached to your application, please contact us in the first instance. An appointed arbitrator will adjudicate any issues.