Who needs a streetworks licence

A streetworks licence is required if you wish to place, retain and inspect, maintain, adjust, repair, alter or renew apparatus or change its position or remove it from the Highway. Applications are subject to the New Road and Street Works Act 1991.

The term apparatus includes drains, cables, ducts, sewer pipes, water and gas pipes etc.

Streetworks licences on Red Routes are licenced by Transport for London (TfL). You will need to contact TfL Forward Planning at TMANotifications@tfl.gov.uk

Application fee

Cable

Capitalised Licence Fee  £12,237.69
Administration Fee £244.76
Inspection Fee   £180.65
Deposit (refundable)
Carriageway £125.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £1,000.00 whichever is the greatest)
Footway £50.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £500.00 whichever is the greatest)

New apparatus

Capitalised Licence Fee £611.88
Administration Fee £244.76
Inspection Fee £180.65
Deposit (Refundable) 
Carriageway £125.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £1,000.00 whichever is the greatest)
Footway £50.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £500.00 whichever is the greatest)

Repairs or additional phase to existing

Administration Fee £244.76
Inspection Fee  £180.65
Deposit (Refundable) 
Carriageway £125.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £1,000.00 whichever is the greatest)
Footway £50.00 per square meter (or a minimum of £500.00 whichever is the greatest)

The deposit for footway or/and carriageway will be held by London Borough of Camden for a minimum of 2 years for excavations that are less than 1.5m in depth, and a minimum of 3 years for excavations more than 1.5m in depth.

Apply for a licence

Apply by email

Step 1: download: Section 50 application and guidelines (PDF)
Step 2: Print off the pack and fill in the application form, referring to the guidelines where necessary
Step 3: Scan and email to: section50applications@camden.gov.uk
Step 4: Refer to the terms and conditions as there are certain conditions that you will need to meet leading up to the start of your work; some of these need to be completed up to 4 week before you start works

Alternatively, you can apply by post. Send your application to the Streetworks Team.