Terms and Conditions for placing a Hoarding on the Highway

Works shall Prominently display an information board with the owners name and a 24hr emergency contact number

The licensee is NOT permitted to drill through the public highway to place support poles for the hoarding without prior authorization and advance payment for the cost of repair. Please note - only Council approved contractors are authorized to make repairs to the public highway.

The licensee shall ensure all personnel working with the hoarding and conveyor are competent and efficient and take all the relevant and necessary safety precautions.

Where spoil is being removed from a property, via a conveyor overhanging the footway, into a skip on the road, the licensee shall ensure the entire conveyor and skip is completely hoarded in to fully contain the spoil and prevent it falling onto pedestrians, vehicles or the footway and ensure any other necessary licences are obtained.

The licensee shall undertake the erection of the hoarding in off peak hours i.e. early morning, at night or at weekends. This is very important where the location is within a town centre, or a busy pedestrian area. In quiet streets, the times may be negotiated. In all cases, the times of erecting the hoarding and conveyor shall be agreed in advance with us.

The licensee shall ensure the public footway is not closed off to pedestrians without prior authorization for a footway closure from the Highway Authority

Where a footway closure is required as part of the permit or temporarily for erecting the hoarding and conveyor, a pedestrian and traffic management plan shall be agreed in writing, in advance with the Highway Authority, to safely divert pedestrians and /or traffic.

The licensee is responsible for providing a pedestrian and traffic management plan to include the signing and guarding of the site, in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual 1991, and the Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice.

The licensee is responsible for the suspension of any parking bays and for providing all banks men, signage, barriers, ramps etc. as agreed in the traffic management plan. These items shall be checked and secured in the correct position each morning prior to commencing work.

Permission for hoarding does not extend to the parking of vehicles or loading or unloading of materials.  The licensee shall ensure all parking, loading and waiting restrictions are adhered to.

Boards, drills or associated fittings are not to be stored on the highway during erecting and dismantling the hoarding.

The hoarding company name and contact details shall be clearly displayed on the structure Point.

Where Planning Permission, Building Control approval or any other consent is required for the proposed works, the relevant authorization shall be in place prior to requesting a permit and placing a hoarding and conveyor on site.

The hoarding permit does not include welfare units, site huts or temporary toilets. These items require separate permit approvals

The hoarding will not obstruct access to any inspection covers in the public footway.

A site meeting prior to the application must be held with a site report completed and appropriate photographs.

For site meetings please call 01908 253428

Last Updated: 30 November 2017