Road occupation permits

You need permission from us if you want to occupy part of a road, path or car park. You also need permission to carry out work on a road or car park.

Application to occupy a road or car park

You may want to occupy part of the road by:

  • using a skip
  • putting up scaffolding
  • displaying a hoarding or signage
  • storing building materials

Applications require at least 10 working days notice and in some cases may require 28 days notice.

Application to carry out work on a road or car park

You may want to carry out work such as:

  • excavations
  • constructing a new access
  • repairing apparatus under the road
  • laying new pipes

Applications require at least 10 working days notice and in some cases may require 28 days notice.

Charges

There is a charge for different types of occupation or work. Failure to pay for work in advance will mean the fee is doubled unless otherwise agreed.

Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 Permissions

Section

Title

Description

Charge

in advance

in arrears

56

Control of works and excavations (standard works,eg private driveway crossings of footway)

Occupation of road to undertake works within the road boundary (see below for additional charge for s.109 works)

Initial Permission

£152

£304

Renewal

£66

 

 

Control of works and excavations (minor / other standard works)

Initial Permission

£250*

£500

 

Renewal

£100

 

 

Control of works and excavations (major works)

*Additional charge of £150 for works exceeding 10 working days

Initial Permission

£500*

£1,000

 

Renewal

£125

 

58

Occupation of parts of the road for deposit of building materials etc

Deposit of materials

Up to 4 weeks

£109

 

Subsequent 4 week periods or part thereof

£109

 

Erection of staging or scaffolding

Less than 1 week

£109

£218

Up to 12 weeks

£142

£284

Subsequent 12 week periods or part thereof

£109

£218

59

Road occupation (Control of obstructions in roads)

Occupation of road by street cafe

 

£109

 

Other road occupation - less than 100m²

Up to 4 weeks

£142

 

Other road occupation - each additional 100m² or part thereof

Subsequent 4 week periods or part thereof

£138

 

85

Control of builders' skips on road

Deposit of a skip

Initial Permission

£142

N/A

6 columnsNRSWA 1991 Permissions
NRSWA 1991 Permissions
Section TitleDescription 

Charge

    in advancein arrears
109Permission to execute roadworksPermission to install apparatus in a road (non PU)Initial Permission£254£508
   Renewal£64 

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Page last updated: 27/04/2020
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