Organisations that supply public utility services, such as water, sewerage, gas, electric, telecoms and cable, are able to carry out street works as they have a statutory right.
If you wish to carry out street works to excavate and lay apparatus in the highway, and are not operating on behalf of a statutory undertaker, you must apply for a street works licence.
2 Apply for a licence
Email your request to the address below. There are a number of questions we need to ask before issuing an application form.
3 What next?
We will respond by either approving, and asking you to submit an application form, or declining your request.
4 Pay the fee
If approved, a licence will be issued and an invoice emailed to you which can be paid online.
The fee is variable depending on what works are being undertaken.