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Apply for a licence to erect a fence, hoarding or similar structure

Please use this form to apply for a licence to erect a fence, hoarding or similar structure. A licence is required under sections 169, 172 and 173 of The Highways Act 1980.

The fee is £205.

You must:

  • pay the council their charges for the reinstatement of any paving and so on removed, damaged or disturbed by the erection of the fence, hoarding or similar structure
  • accept all risks and hold yourself responsible for maintaining the fence, hoarding or similar structure safe, and in a satisfactory condition
  • light it at night to the satisfaction of the council
  • free and relieve the council and its officers from all claims in respect of the grant of a licence - for this purpose an insurance policy will be maintained by the contractor to cover any liability up to £5,000,000 for any such claim and to produce the policy to the council upon demand together with the receipt for the last premium

Upon expiration of the 6-week period a new licence must be applied for.

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