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.
How to apply
To process the licence and ensure the co-ordination of works you will need to download and complete the application pack
- Download the Streetworks (Section 50) Licence application pack (.pdf, 144.2kB)
Where the excavation is in a designated parking bay you will also require a suspension of an on-street parking place.
Before you apply
Please make sure you read all the information below and enclose the correct documentation.