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Seismic survey

The seismic survey process provides a service that allows you to enter into the highway to carry out a survey on a non-disapproval basis, as there is no specific power to approve such use within the highway.

Without this process Lincolnshire County Council would be unable to ensure the location or quality of work taking place within the public highway.  This could lead to other contractors working within the highway being placed at risk and could result in injury or damage to plant.

How does it work?

You will be allowed to enter into the public highway, on a non-disapproval basis, providing that details are provided in accordance with the following requirements:

  • an accurate location plan providing the details of the proposal and extent of works within the public highway
  • name and address of Contractor carrying out the works
  • letter indemnifying Lincolnshire County Council against any damage to the highway or other property of the council arising from the survey and against all claims, demands, costs, charges and expenses in respect of any injury (including death), nuisance to or damage to the property of any other person in any way
  • proposed start of works date and duration of works

How can it be accessed?

Please submit the above documentation to the address shown on the Contacts tab. If you have any queries please contact us on 01522 782070.

Further information

Once you make an application it will be checked to make sure all the necessary documentation is enclosed and has been completed correctly. You will be contacted to supply any outstanding information if anything has been omitted.


The details of your request will be assessed for issues/conflicts.  Any conditions to be adhered to during your works will be added to your application. On occasion, it may be necessary to contact you to discuss your works further and attempt to resolve any outstanding issues.

Issue of seismic survey permission

It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you’ve not heard from Lincolnshire County Council within a reasonable period, please contact us using the correct details below:

Lincolnshire County Council - 01522 782070

When details of proposed seismic survey have been agreed, approval, together with any conditions of work, will be processed and issued to you, within 1 month.  You may now proceed with your works as agreed.

Refusal of seismic survey

If it is not possible to resolve any outstanding issues/conflict, your application will be refused.  You will be unable to carry out your proposed works and your paperwork will be returned to you.


  • Environment and Economy

    Lincolnshire County Council

    Lancaster House

    36 Orchard Street


    LN1 1XX

    Tel: 01522 782070

    Fax: 01522 516042


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