Who needs a building licence?

You will need a building licence for building works involving scaffolds, hoardings, gantries, temporary crossovers (dropped kerbs) and for opening up the carriageway or footway.

You will also need to book a parking suspension if your works take up all or part of a parking space.

Applications are subject to the Highways Act 1980.

Application Fee

Building Licence fee

Minor works £381.96, plus a £659.15 deposit
Standard works £585.68, plus a £1,428.17 deposit 
Major works £1,273.22, plus a £3,845.07 deposit

The deposit will be refunded at the end of the works as long as no damage is caused to the public highway.

How long does the licence last for? 

Licences last for a maximum of 6 months. The cost for a two month extension is £142.18.

If we have to visit the site, such as because of a complaint, each inspection costs £63.66. Any extension and inspection costs will be deducted from your deposit before it is refunded.