Get Approval To Work On The Street

How to get approval to work on the street

All work on the street must be approved in advance by us. You need to apply for a Street Works Licence:

Section 50 Street Works Licence (SWL) Application

The online Street Works Licence Application covers:

  • Placing new apparatus in or under the highway, such as a new sewer connection

  • Work on existing apparatus, such as repairs to a sewer

  • Notifying us of existing other utilities that may be affected

  • Informing us how any waste is to be removed from the site

Please read the Street Works Licence Conditions and the Street Works Licence Guidance Notes before completing the online application. 

Section 171 Street Works Licence Application

The online Street Works Licence Application covers:

  • Work involving breaking up the highway but not laying or maintaining apparatus, such as installing or extending a vehicle access

Please read the Conditions for placing equipment on the highway and the Street Works Licence Guidance Notes before completing the online application.

You MUST ensure all planning conditions are met, as a Section 50/Section 171 Licence does not overrule any planning constraints.