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Fees and charges

The cost of agreements, licences and permits vary depending on what work you are proposing to carry out:

PDF Document 2018/2019 fees and charges (53 KB)

Agreements

Minor works

Legislation: Section 111, Highways Act 1980.
Price: £2,500.

Cost covers the assessment of the proposal and processing of the legal agreement. Construction works require a permit to dig.

Major works

Legislation: Section 111/278, Highways Act 1980.
Price: Price given upon application.

Please see Highways Work Agreements for further information.  Agreements processed under section 111 require a permit to dig for the works.

Licences and permits

Licence and permit charges

Cost

Licence/ permit type

£352

Private licence for apparatus in the highway (Section 50, NRSWA 1991).

 

Standard lead in time 15 working days

*£52

*  Over and above fee where approval sought quicker than standard lead time of 15 days.  This option is available where an application is made between 5 and 15 days before required and when the authority agrees to accelerate the process.

**£80

**  Unlicensed activity, visits arising from complaints, cost of action, etc., (in addition to cost of licence)

 

Excavations in the highway (permit to dig) (Section 171, Highway Act 1980).

 

Standard lead in time 20 workings days.  A minimum of one Permit is required per street/USRN

£235

Permit to Dig in an unclassified street and not in a pedestrianised zone (up to 200m)

£340

Permit to Dig in a classified street (A, B or C) or in a pedestrianised zone (up to 200m)

Plus £164 

 For each additional 200m length of road

*£52

* Over and above fee where approval sought quicker than standard lead time of 20 days.  This option is available where an application is made between 5 and 20 days before required and when the authority agrees to accelerate the process.

**£80

** Cost per permit for abortive works where Permit processed but works cancelled before they were due to start (must be cancelled the working day before the proposed start date).  No refund payable if cancelled after the proposed works start date and inspections have been scheduled.

 

NB: failure to cancel a permit prior to the proposed start will result in a reduced reimbursement.

£120

Vehicle access crossing (Section 184, Highway Act 1980).

 

(chargeable Permit to Dig required). Standard lead in time 15 working days. 

NB: a discount of £34 can be given where an application covers 2 or more access crossing in the same street.

*£52

*  Over and above fee where approval sought quicker than standard lead time of 15 days.  This option is available where an application is made between 5 and 15 days before required and when the authority agrees to accelerate the process.

**£80

** Unlicensed activity, visits arising from complaints, cost of action, etc. 

£34

Placement of items on the highway (Sections 139, 140 and 171, Highways Act 1980).

 

Standard lead in time 5 workings days.  All types of items inc. skips, cabins, storage areas/compounds - Permit capped to 7 calendar days maximum on a classified (A, B, C) road and capped to 14 calendar days maximum elsewhere (or part thereof).

£34

Renewal of Permit (extension) - Permit capped to 7 calendar days maximum on a classified (A, B, C) road and capped to 14 calendar days maximum elsewhere (or part thereof)

*£22

* Additional charge for emergency application or reapplication i.e. between 2   and 5 working days before required subject to the authority being able to process in this shorter period

**£80

** Unlicensed activity, visits arising from complaints, cost of action, etc., (in addition to normal fee where the item is found to be unlicensed)

 

Scaffold / hoarding licence (Section 169, Highway Act 1980).

 

Standard lead in time 10 working days

£110

Domestic building first month

£110

Domestic building for each additional month after the first (permit extension)

£146

Commercial building first month

£146

Commercial building for each additional month after the first (permit extension)

 

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders/ Notices (Section 14, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) e.g. road closures etc.

£510

Emergency Temporary Traffic Order. Must be notified within 2 hours.

£1,750

Full Temporary Traffic Order. Standard lead in time 12 weeks.  (Where the authority decides to apply a five day notice, no advertising costs will be charged but the £1,025 administration fee will still be applicable.)

 

Temporary road closures for events (Section 16, Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).

No charge

Road closure for a residential Street Party not affecting a classified road, bus route or traffic sensitive route

 £510

 All other Events (e.g. sporting, fairs, street markets and events, seasonal events) only affecting a footway or cul-de-sac only (S16A 5 day notice only)

 

 £510

All other Events (e.g. sporting, fairs, street markets and events, seasonal events) affecting an unclassified road only that is not a bus route or traffic sensitive at the time of the event (S16A 5 day notice only)

£1,425 

All other Events (e.g. sporting, fairs, street markets and events, seasonal events) affecting a classified road, a road on a bus route, a pedestrianised zone or a traffic sensitive route (S16A with single advert)

For Charity events a 50% discount will be applied (see fees above) to the administration fee element of the charge if an application with payment or order is received more than 6 weeks in advance of the event for category (a) above and more than 12 weeks in advance for category (b), (c ) and (d ) above

A Charity event is an event that is open to all members of the public, is either charitable or non-profit making, no party is charged for their attendance or participation in the event, and there is no trading on the public highway

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