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Scaffolding and hoarding licence

The erection of any structure over a public highway such as scaffolding or a hoarding will require a licence from us before it can be erected.

An additional licence is needed if you plan to install a protective fan.

Applicable regulations

The regulations that apply to this licence are as follows:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2007
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Conditions of the licence

A licence may set down standards on such matters as lighting or painting the scaffold, or for a fan it may restrict the height at which it is set.


There is a non-refundable charge of £100 to cover the administrative cost in processing the licence. We will not begin to process the application without payment.

Appealing against an unsuccessful application

View information on how to contact us if your application is unsuccessful and you would like to discuss this with one of our officers.

If you are still unhappy about the decision you may appeal to Telford Magistrates Court.

Making a complaint about scaffolding or a hoarding

View information on how to contact us if you wish to make a complaint about the location or safety of scaffolding or a hoarding on the highway.

Last updated: 23/03/2021 11:37

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