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Apply for a scaffolding licence

You need a licence to put up scaffolding on verges, footway, footpath and roads.

Your scaffolding company will apply on your behalf.

  • a copy of your insurance which should include a minimum of £10 million public liability cover
  • a clear photo/map of the location
  • Applications will take approximately 4 weeks to complete

Please note that your application will not be processed if you fail to submit the required  documents.  

The licence will be valid for 28 calendar days. It can only be renewed twice, then a new initial licence must be applied for.

Check the list of streets maintained by BCC to determine if a licence is required



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