Building materials licence
You must apply for a licence to place building materials on the highway. The licence is valid for 28 days.
Licences cost £50 per week.
Apply and pay for a building materials licence
Applications must be submitted at least one week before the building materials are due to be placed on the highway.
Conditions of consent
- Building materials must not be placed on the footway
- Building materials may be placed on the highway verge, provided that the verge is reinstated shortly after the removal of materials
- Building materials may only be placed on the carriageway of lightly trafficked roads - less than 20 vehicles in 3 minutes total 2-way flow (less than 400 vehicles/hour)
- Building materials must not obstruct any public or private access to premises unless the consent of the occupier has been obtained
- Building materials must not obstruct the flow of water in any drainage channel
- Building materials must not obstruct access to any manhole or any other apparatus in the highway (e.g. water valves, fire hydrants, gas valves)
- No material that is inflammable, explosive, noxious, dangerous or likely to putrefy shall be placed on the highway and nor shall anything else which might become a nuisance to users of the highway
- Any rubbish placed on the highway shall only be disposed of in licensed tips
- The highway shall be left in a clean and tidy condition. Any damage shall be reported to BCP Council and repaired in accordance with agreed details
- All signing and guarding measures, including lamps and cones, must comply with both the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, and with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual. Both documents are available from HMSO
- The applicant shall not allow the obstruction to remain in the street any longer than is necessary