You need a licence to fix hoarding or scaffolding on, or next to, the highway.
If you are building next to a street, and need to provide a hoarding to separate the building from the street, you will need to obtain a licence. You can apply for the licence from Building Control at Shute End. We may require you to provide a temporary footway outside the hoarding, and to light the hoarding during the hours of darkness.
If you need to construct scaffolding on, or over, the highway, you will need to obtain a licence from us. Consideration needs to be given to traffic and pedestrians while the scaffolding is being erected and dismantled. Scaffolding can only be erected or dismantled in Wokingham town centre before 8am or after 7pm Monday to Saturday, or during normal hours on Sunday.
How to apply for a licence
1. Complete the scaffold and hoarding licence application form and attach:
- A cheque/postal order to cover the fee for the licence, made payable to Wokingham Borough Council.
- Copy of details of indemnity insurance cover to value of £2.5m, increased to £5m for scaffolding over 5 metres.
- A drawing, if necessary, showing details of the structure and safety measures.
2. Send your application to us at our Shute End office.