Road opening permit Section 56

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 a minimum of four weeks prior to the proposed start date.  You must comply with the conditions and specifications made by the Council in your permit.

Form Completion

The completed form should be sent directly to Neighbourhood Services enclosing the appropriate fee.

Form Description

Complete this form to apply for your road opening permit under Section 56

Form as PDF

Download the Road opening permit Section 56 attached

Alternatively the document can be e-mailed as an attachment to Customer Services

You can also request a from by telephoning neighbourhood services or completing in person at our office.


The Road Opening Permit fee is £113.