Licences - Street works
Street works licensing is permitted under the terms of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA). Any business or individual wishing to excavate any area of the public highway must have permission to do so.
Public utilities have a right to excavate the highway by central government permission. Other companies must apply for a private street works licence required under section 50 of the Act.
Any company without the rights of utilities can apply for a street works licence to prove its aptitude to safely undertake works on the highway.
The fee for the licence is £426.50. To obtain a form, please contact Technical Services.