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Licence - building materials
The County Council will only consider issuing a licence to temporarily place building materials on the public highway, where there is not sufficient space for them to be stored on private land and where they will not restrict the free passage of, or cause a safety hazard to users of the highway.
Where possible, all building materials should be placed on private land. If this is not possible, a building materials licence must be obtained from the County Council before materials are deposited on the public highway.
All materials must be positioned so as not to obstruct other premises in the locality, impede the surface water drainage nor obstruct access to fire hydrants, highway drainage gullies, manholes and apparatus of any public utility. Nor must they be placed in such a location as to contravene any Traffic Regulation Order.
No materials that contain any flammable, explosive, noxious or dangerous material or any material, which is likely to putrefy or otherwise become a nuisance or danger to users of the highway, may be deposited.The granting of a licence does not permit the mixing of any mortar, concrete or cement on the highway or any other materials which may permanently stain or disfigure the highway.
Waste products or rubbish are not permitted to be placed on the public highway under this licence, please obtain a skip licence to store/dispose of your waste/rubbish responsibly.
If building materials are deposited on the public highway for which a licence has not been applied, the owner is guilty of an offence under section 140 of the Highways Act 1980 and is liable to a fine.
Building materials - frequently asked questions