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Scaffolding, skips and building materials

Scaffolding and hoarding licence

Wiltshire Council issue licences for scaffold and hoarding companies who wish to place scaffolding and hoarding on the highway.

  • complete and submit a licence application form.
  • provide location details and dates of when the scaffold and hoarding is required. The licence is for a period of 28 days, but it is possible to apply for an extension

Both the scaffolding/hoarding company and the contractor erecting the scaffold, must provide their proof of public liability insurance to the value of £5 million.

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Every application is considered on an individual basis and site specific conditions may be applied to ensure public safety. The licence sets out the standards on such matters as lighting, signing, guarding, protection and maintenance of public passage.

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An application form can be downloaded below or acquired from Wiltshire Council, with offices based at Chippenham, Devizes, Melksham and Wilton.

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One licence per site is required and the licence fee payable is as follows:

  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is more than three days - £56
  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is less than three days - £67


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If scaffolding is to be placed within a parking area, a bay suspension form (available below) would need to be completed. This details the terms and conditions and the fees that are payable. Further details can be found on the scaffolding license form

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Building materials on the highway licence

A licence is required for placing building materials on any part of a highway. Any such materials must be kept in private if possible in which case a licence is not required. Licences are only issued in exceptional circumstances for any duration up to a month. The applicant can extend this before the granted licence expires.

To place a deposit of material on the highway:

  • complete and submit a licence application form;
  • provide proof of public liability insurance to the value of £5 million; and
  • provide details of location and dates of when the deposit is required. The licence is for a period of 28 days, but it is possible to apply for an extension.
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Every application is considered on an individual basis and site specific conditions may be applied to make sure of public safety. The licence sets out the standards on such matters as lighting, signing, guarding, and maintenance of public passage.

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An application form can be downloaded below or acquired from Wiltshire Council, with offices based at Chippenham, Devizes, Melksham and Wilton.

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One licence per site is required and the licence fee payable is as follows:

  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is more than three days - £53
  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is less than three days - £64
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Skip permits / skip operators licence

Wiltshire Council issue licences to skip operating companies who wish to place skips on the highway.

  • complete and submit a licence application form.
  • provide proof of public liability insurance to the value of £5 million.
  • provide details of location and dates of when the skip is required. The licence is for a period of 28 days, but it is possible to apply for an extensions.
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Every application is considered on an individual basis and site specific conditions may be applied to ensure public safety. The licence sets out the standards on such matters as lighting, signing guarding, and maintenance of public passage

Close

An application form can be downloaded below or acquired from Wiltshire Council, with offices based at Chippenham, Devizes, Melksham and Wilton.

Close

One licence per site is required and the licence fee payable is as follows:

  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is more than three days - £53
  • For a licence where the advanced notice period is less than three days - £64
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Last updated: 10 April 2017 | Last reviewed: 10 April 2017