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Highway fees (2022/2023)

Highway licence fees

You may be charged a highway licence late notification fee of £33 if you do not give enough notice. Where notice is required, this is shown in the table below.

Licence type Notice required Cost

Application for skips (7 days)

2 days

£20

Scaffolding licence

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Hoarding licence

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Deposits of materials upon the highway

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Placement of containers, cabins, welfare facilities on the highway

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Tower crane / oversail licence

14 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Mobile elevated work platform (cherry pickers) or mobile crane licence

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Canopies, balconies etc.

2 months

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Apparatus on the highway

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Cables and rails over the highway

7 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Vehicle crossing licence

14 days

£55 admin fee

£71 inspection fee per month or part of

Road opening notices

20 days

£55 admin fee

£109 inspection fee per month or part of

Section 50 (street works) licence - new apparatus

28 days

£174 admin fee

£196 capitalised fee

£142 inspection fee for each 200m length

Section 50 (street works) licence - existing apparatus

28 days

£83 admin fee

£137 inspection fee for each 200m length

Street café licence

2 months

£487 for new applications

£142 annual renewal fee

Building works to cellars

14 days

£484 licence fee

£142 inspection fee per month or part of

Advertising boards

2 months

£119 for new applications

£70 annual renewal fee

Display of goods (up to 5m2)

2 months

£119 for new applications

£70 annual renewal

Display (over 5m2)

2 months

£185 for new applications

£138 annual renewal

Highway charges

Charge Cost

Parking waiver

£16 (1 day per vehicle) admin fee

Road traffic accident clear-up

£55 admin fee

Labour / plant / materials - actual cost

Placing of a traffic sign on or near a road consideration

£55 admin fee

Placing of a traffic sign in accordance with above

Professional, legal, advertising, signing

Actual cost

Charge for loss of revenue where the operation obstructs an on-street parking bay administered by the council

£5 per day per bay

Traffic Regulation Order fees

Order type Notice required Cost

5 day closure (planned works)

28 days

£343

Emergency closure (21 days)

Next day

£343

Temporary 18 month closure (roads)*

28 days

£1,760 minimum

Temporary 6 month closure (footpaths)*

28 days

£1,760 minimum

Extension to temporary 6 month closure*

14 days

£1,760 minimum

Permanent order*

28 days

£1,760 minimum

Application from developer to vary, amend, or revoke a Traffic Regulation Order*

28 days

£2,750 minimum

*Advertising costs - estimate £600 to £1,000 per advert, but this varies depending on the advert size

Street naming and numbering fees

Details Cost

New streets

£155

1 to 3 addresses

£40 per address

4 address or more

£13 per address

For every 50 address or part of above 3

£100

Searches and information charges

Type of information Cost

Highway inspector report, complaint, contact

To provide copies for the previous 2 years

£60

Works instructions / orders

To provide copies for the previous 2 years

£60

Street works register

To provide copies for the previous 2 years

£60

Additional charge for more than 2 previous years of any of the above

£60

Highway adoption records

To provide electronic extracts of records

£38