Apply for a highways licence or permit

How to apply

Before you enter the highway, you must have either a:

  • road opening permit to connect a foul sewer or replace apparatus
  • licence to plant shrubs, flowers or grass
  • licence to place a overhead projection
  • licence to place and retain private apparatus
  • licence to place an overhead cable
  • licence to place and retain an underground structure

You must apply and pay for your licence or permit in advance:

Licence or permit Notice period Cost
Road opening permit 10 working days £178
Licence to plant shrubs, flower or grass One month Free
All other licenses One month £330

Apply for a highways licence or permit