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Scaffolding licence

If you wish to position a scaffold on a highway, which includes any public path, pavement or road, the person wishing to erect the scaffold must apply to the council for permission.

Anyone erecting a scaffold or hoarding on the highway should be aware of the following requirements:

  • It is an offence to erect a scaffold on the highway without the permission of the council
  • The council may grant permission by issuing a licence with or without conditions
  • The owner of the scaffold must make sure that it is erected and maintained in accordance with safety conditions attached to the licence

Apply for a scaffolding licence

There is fee of £65 for the issue of a licence.

Apply on line for a scaffold licence

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A Building Control surveyor will visit the site and agree the issue of a licence subject to any relevant conditions.


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