A private streetworks licence is required for members of the public or businesses to undertake works that involve digging up or altering a pavement or road. The aim of licensing is to balance the needs of business and residents with the public expectation of an unobstructed footway.
Excavations on the pubic highway are not permitted until a licence has been agreed and issued.
Before you apply
Please make sure you read the below information and the relevant guidance notes.