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You need a licence to place a scaffold/hoardings on a public highway (verge, path or road). You need to complete an application every time a scaffold/hoarding is put up. This is a statutory requirement as specified in Section 169 of the Highways Act 1980.
We will ask companies that place scaffolding or hoarding on the highway without a licence to remove the structure or apply for a licence immediately. We may also notify the police.
Minimum public liability insurance cover required for this application is £5m.
You can now pay for your licence using the online application form.
You may also be required to upload the following:
These notes are designed to inform you of the basic requirements of placing scaffold/hoarding on the highway. They do not necessarily cover your entire liability and you are responsible for ensuring that you comply fully with the law.