If you wish to place building materials on any part of the highway a licence is required from this Authority. A licence is not normally necessary if materials are placed on private land. All materials must be placed on private land whenever possible.
For safety reasons, Dudley Council do not allow building materials to be placed on the highway. Therefore we do not provide licences.
No provision in legislation.
It is illegal to leave building materials or plant (machinery) on the highway without a valid licence. This is an offence under the:
Report a Problem Regarding Building Materials in the Highway
If you see building materials in the road or have any concerns about the location or safety of materials on the public highway, then please report them immediately using the contact details below and one of our inspectors will go to the site to assess the safety and this will be dealt with accordingly.
Your Rights of Appeal
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the local authority may appeal to the Magistrates Court and the Courts may give such direction as it thinks proper.
Making a complaint
If you feel we have failed to provide you with good service, please contact us and we will endeavour to resolve any concerns you may have. We also have a formal complaints procedure.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that building materials are not placed on the highway.
Federation of Master Builders
National Federation of Builders
Where can I get further information?
For further information please contact us using the details below.