Apply for a skip, scaffold, hoarding or cherry picker licence

How to apply

You must have a licence to place a skip, scaffold, hoarding or other structure within the highway. The structure must comply with the standard terms and conditions of the licence issued and must not present a danger, cause unnecessary obstruction, or conflict with planned works or events.

A suitably qualified provider must apply for the licence, not a resident. The licence will be issued to the provider, subject to approval. Structures should not be sited within the highway without a granted licence.

To apply for a scaffolding, hoarding or other structure licence, you must read our scaffolding terms and conditions.

Fees

You must apply and pay for all licences at least five working days in advance: 

Licence Valid for Licence fee Renewal fee
Skip
Up to 14 days 
(two extensions permitted up to 14 days)
£70 £35
Scaffold only (or scaffold and hoarding)
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£115 per 20m section £57
Hoarding only
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£115 per 20m section £57
Cherry Picker, MEWP, Tower Scaffold, Mobile Crane
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£115 £57
Crane or Oversail
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£115 £57
N.B. Should an extension beyond the periods list be required, a new application must be submitted. Not applicable Not applicable

Apply for a skip, scaffold or cherry picker licence

From Tuesday 2 April, the following fees will apply:

Licence Valid for Licence fee Renewal fee
Skip
Up to 14 days 
(two extensions permitted up to 14 days)
£76 £38
Scaffold only (or scaffold and hoarding)
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£125 per 20m section £62
Hoarding only
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£125 per 20m section £62
Cherry Picker, MEWP, Tower Scaffold, Mobile Crane
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£125 £62
Crane or Oversail
Up to 28 days
(two extensions permitted up to 28 days)
£125 £62
N.B. Should an extension beyond the periods list be required, a new application must be submitted. Not applicable Not applicable

Approval process

  1. We will take your payment then assess your request. We will contact you to discuss your works further, if required.
  2. If approved, we will email your licence to you, along with any conditions of work.
  3. You can only place your skip, scaffold or other structure on the highway when you have received a granted licence.

Refused applications

We will refund refused applications, however, where significant assessment has been undertaken, fees may not be returned. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis.