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Application conditions - Skips and building materials on the highway

Summary of conditions

If your application for a permit is approved it will be issued to you and recorded on a central register which will be published.

You must adhere to the following conditions in order for your permit to be issued:

  • To ensure the permit is received before the item is placed on the highway
  • To indemnify the County Council against any liability, loss, claim or proceedings arising from the item being placed on the highway or any activity associated to the item and it's placing on the highway. Any damage caused to the highway must be repaired at the cost of the permit holder.
  • The applicant must hold public liability insurance with minimum cover of £5 million for any one claim with no limit to the number of claims and the insurance must run for the full period that the permit covers.
  • An item must not be placed in such a way as to endanger highway users and must not impede surface water drainage or obstruct access to premises, fire hydrants, gullies, manholes or any apparatus belonging to Statutory Undertakers or other third parties.
  • Highway users must be taken as including members of the public pushing a double pushchair, using mobility scooters or having a physical condition that affects sight, vision or mobility. The placement of any item on the highway must consider and accommodate for all highway users.
  • The item must only be deposited and collected between the hours of 07.30 and 20.30 on all days unless a special condition is applied to the permit.
  • Failure to comply with any of the standard conditions may result in a prosecution

Please note: Fees will be payable at the time of application and further conditions in addition to the standard conditions may be applied.

For full conditions please view skips and items application conditions (84 KB)


Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a failed application or a condition attached to their licence should contact us. You can also appeal to their local Magistrates' court. 

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