If you wish to excavate under any public road, footway or footpath, you must have a valid road opening permit from the Council.
Applications should be submitted prior to the proposed start date according to the type of work lead in time noted below. You must comply with the conditions and specifications made by the Council in your permit.
Download the road opening permit form
The above completed form should be sent together with proposed traffic/pedestrian management plan, copy of Liability Insurance and copy of valid Operative Streetworks, directly to the Roadworks webmail email@example.com
Type of Works:
To qualify as minor works the works must:
|Standard Works||These are road works which are not emergency works, urgent works, minor works or major works.|
|Major Works||Major Works means road works by a works promoter (other than minor works):
Lead in times:
Minor Works - Require a minimum of 1 calendar week.
Standard Works – Require a minimum of 4 calendar weeks.
Major Works – Require a minimum of 3 calendar months.
Minor Works - £131
Standard Works - £257/month
Major Works - £603/month
Fees will be invoiced once the works have been approved and added to the Roadworks register.
No works to start until a Road Opening Permit has been granted and stamped permit received.
It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure compliance at all times.
Failure to comply with section 56 conditions or non-payment of fees will result in being removed from the public road and any making safe or reinstatement being recharged.