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Building Materials Licence

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.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation.

Regulation Summary

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.

Trade Associations

Federation of Master Builders

National Federation of Builders

Where can I get further information?

For further information please contact us using the details below.


Fee Information

Useful Links

Contact Details

  • Name Highways Maintenance
  • Address Environmental Management, Directorate of the Urban Environment, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345
  • Out of Hours Telephone 0300 555 2345