Scaffolding licence


  1. Overview
  2. Apply for a scaffolding licence


If you want to position a scaffold on a highway, which includes any public path, pavement or road, you must apply to the Council for permission.

Anyone erecting a scaffold or hoarding on the highway should be aware of the following requirements:

  • It is an offence to erect a scaffold on the highway without the Council's permission
  • The Council may grant permission by issuing a licence with or without conditions
  • The owner of the scaffold must make sure that it is erected and maintained in line with safety conditions attached to the licence

Apply for a scaffolding licence

There is fee of £70 for the issue of a licence.

Apply online for a scaffold licence

Hoarding / scaffold licence application form

A Building Control surveyor will visit the site and agree the issue of a licence subject to any relevant conditions.