Make a request
Store materials on the road
Building materials can only be deposited on the highway in certain circumstances when a Section 171 licence has been granted.
The licence permits you to deposit materials on the highway and allows minor excavations, for example repairing a wall. Where the excavations are more extensive, you would need to apply for a Section 50 licence. [Link]
- We need a minimum of 10 working days notice to process the application.
- A licence costs £45. If you make the request with fewer than ten days notice we may still grant the licence but the cost will be £100.
- Contractors need public liability cover with a minimum of £5 million.
Staff employed to work on site should include a Chapter 8 accredited operative, who will be available at all times, as well as a Chapter 8 supervisor qualified to monitor activities.
You must also ensure that:
- the drainage of surface water will not be obstructed
- no material will cause an obstruction or hazard
- no inflammable, dangerous or noxious material will be allowed
- all material deposited must be cleared away as soon as possible and the site left clean and tidy.
You will also need to apply for a Section 171 licence if you need to erect temporary traffic lights on the highway.
Read our conditions before applying.
If you wish to apply for a licence email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.