Fly posting material and graffiti must be removed immediately from hoarding. If any public utility apparatus is affected by the structure, you must agree access arrangements with the relevant statutory companies. The hoarding must be built using smooth, close-boarded timber to a height of not less than 2.44 metres (8 feet), and must be painted in a uniform colour. The hoarding must be electrically lit between half an hour before sunset and half an hour after sunrise.



A minimum headroom clearance of 2.44 metres (8 feet) needs to be maintained under and through the scaffold structure for pedestrian access. Diagonal cross-bracing or putlogs must not be fixed below this height. Horizontal scaffold poles must be fitted with plastic end caps or otherwise made safe. Standards must be painted white or yellow/black banded up to a minimum height of 2.44 metres (8 feet). Safety lighting must be installed on the scaffolding.  The lights must be on between half an hour before sunset and half an hour after sunrise.

Get a licence

You will need a licence from the Council to erect hoarding, scaffolding or place materials or containers on the public highway.

If you would like to apply to erect scaffolding, hoarding or temporary fencing please use our online application form.


Application evaluation process

Once your application is received, an Officer will contact you to make arrangements to carry out a site inspection. The inspection will be to ensure that the proposed work will not cause an inconvenience or any risk to a road user's Health and Safety.

Permission may be given subject to conditions which may relate to the following: approved footpath / road closure, nature of work, time scale and the impact on local amenities.

At all times applicants must maintain a satisfactory walk way to pedestrians & consideration for disabled people by allowing a walk way of a minimum 1.2m width.

Eligibility criteria

A licence is valid for 4 weeks and can only be obtained once a site meeting has taken place with a Council officer.



  • Scaffolding and hoarding Licence -  £281.64 fixed fee. (An additional deposit of £400 is also required)
  • Temporary fencing                         -  £225.00 fixed fee.
  • Mobile Crane 3 operations in 28 days - £281.64
  • Cherry Picker 3 operations in 28 days - £281.64
  • Pre- commencement site survey - £313.30


Please note that payment will be taken after the licence application is approved

Licence consent

Your licence will only be issued to you when the site visit has taken place.