Under the Highways Act 1980 it is necessary for anyone wishing to carry out certain functions on the highway to first get written permission to do so from the Council.
The area of the Highway is as defined on the plans held by the Council but usually includes the road, the adjacent footway and verges and sometimes other grassed areas nearby.
In order to get permission from the Council to carry out activities on the Highway, it is usually necessary to obtain some form of licence, permit or consent form and in some cases pay a fee. Written permission from the Council must be obtained before any work can be carried out. Details of the various activities which require written permission are given below.
For further information, please contact us using the details below.