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Apply for a licence to erect a fence, hoarding or similar structure

Please use this form to apply for a licence to erect a fence, hoarding or similar structure. A licence is required under sections 169, 172 and 173 of The Highways Act 1980.

The fee is £166.

You must undertake to pay the council upon the removal of the fence, hoarding or similar structure, their charges for the reinstatement of any paving, etc. removed, damaged or disturbed by the erection of the fence, hoarding or similar structure.

You must accept all risks and hold yourself responsible for maintaining the fence, hoarding or similar structure safe, and in a satisfactory condition. You must also light it at night to the satisfaction of the council, and to free and relieve the council and its officers from all claims in respect of the grant of a licence. For this purpose an insurance policy will be maintained by the contractor to cover any liability up to £5,000,000 for any such claim and to produce the policy to the council upon demand together with the receipt for the last premium.

Upon expiration of the 6-week period a new licence must be applied for.

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