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Information about licences and permits for roads, pavements and buildings.
A scaffold or hoarding licence is required to use scaffolding or another structure to do building or maintenance work on or over a highway.
You need a permit before you place a skip on a public road or highway.
A licence is required to operate mobile mechanical plant machinery - such as cherry pickers and scissor lifts - on roads, footways, footpaths, verges and back streets.
You can use a public weighbridge if you need to weigh your van, lorry, trailer, tractor or other vehicle.
By law, licences are required for equipment such as canopies, blinds or CCTV equipment that might protrude over a public highway.
You need a licence if you want to place building materials on any part of the highway.
Your district, borough, town or parish council can apply for permission from us to place street furniture on the highway.