Hoardings or site fences are required to separate a building from the highway while any type of building works are being carried out.
A licence is required to erect hoardings or site fences on the public highway, for which a fee is payable. A licence is not necessary for private roads.
Complete the following application form and email it to us, along with a copy of your public liability insurance to the value of £10 million. A minimum of 5 working days' notice is required.Hoardings and site fences application form (Word, 72KB)
3 What next?
If approved, a licence will be issued. If you require an extension to your licence submit another application before your licence expires.
A licence may only be refused on the grounds that it would cause unreasonable obstruction in the street. In most cases, that could be overcome by the contractor providing pedestrian facilities.
4 Pay the fee
You will be emailed an invoice which you can pay online.
Erecting hoardings or fencing on the highway:
- 1st calendar month: £190.00
- Each additional calendar month: £127.00
Any hoarding found to be illegally erected on the highway will incur an initial charge of £302.00, after which the normal extension fee will apply.
Failure to notify the County Council that hoarding requires extension to the period of time it is required for will incur a £239.00 fine and the cost of an extension.
Failure to advise the County Council that a hoarding has been removed from the highway will incur a £239.00 fine.