When carrying out any building work, maintenance or removal of any part of a property which is adjacent to the public highway (road, pavement or rear lane), the safety of all users of the highway must be paramount.
Scaffolding and hoarding permits
The council has the necessary powers to issue licences for scaffolding; to require erection of hoardings to separate building works from the street and to ensure hoardings are securely erected.
To erect scaffolding on the public carriageway or footway without first applying for and being granted a licence is an offence under The Highways Act 1980 (Section 169) and may result in a prosecution.
If you want to place a skip on the public highway, grass verge, unmade street or back street, the company from which you hire the skip must possess a valid skip licence for that location.
To place a skip on the highway without first applying for and being granted a licence is an offence under The Highways Act and may result in a prosecution.