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Highway licences

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If you are intending to undertake any work on the highway (including the footway) you must obtain a licence.
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These activities include:

  • placing skips on the highway
  • erecting or dismantling scaffolding or hoarding
  • placing cranes
  • cherry pickers and mobile platforms on the highway
  • and the use of temporary traffic signals.
  • a licence can also be issued to excavate in the highway, to place or repair apparatus in the highway.

Streetworks also issue Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders for road closures or parking prohibitions for both road works and events.

How to apply

Download an application pack, complete it in full (using the checklist where applicable) and email it to streetworks@conwy.gov.uk

Send your payment by cheque or postal order, made out to Conwy County Borough Council:

Environment, Roads & Facilities
PO Box 1
LL30 9GN

Highway Licences

Licence nameDescriptionLicence costProcessing timeApplication pack
Crane, cherry and mobile platform To use one of the named platforms on the highway / footway £100 3 working days (minimum) Apply for a Crane, cherry and mobile platform licence
Scaffold licence Scaffold placement on property on side of highway/ footway £56 + £12.20 parking restriction 
(£90 retrospective for non-licence)
2 working days Apply for a Scaffold licence
Section 50 licence To serve one residential dwelling with 1 piece of apparatus  £460 15 working days (minimum)

Apply for a Section 50 licence

Section 50 (Dual Residential) To serve two or more dwellings houses and residential development flats / maisonettes £710 + £71 per unit 15 working days (minimum)

Apply for a Section 50 licence

Section 50 (Non-Residential) To place 2 new pieces of apparatus in 1 trench (e.g. foul & surface water) £685 15 working days (minimum)

Apply for a Section 50 licence

Section 171 licence To repair or replace existing apparatus £289 15 working days (minimum) Apply for a Section 171 licence
Section 171b licence To deposit building materials / plant on highway £112 5 working days Apply for a Section 171b licence
Skip licence Skip placement on the highway  £38+ £12.20 Parking restriction   
(£90 retrospective for non-licence)
2 working days Apply for a Skip licence


Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs)

Licence typePeriod of time that the licence will coverCostApplication pack

By Notice (if your licence is needed for 3 days or less)

3 days or less


Apply By Notice

By Order (if your licence needed for a maximum of 18 months)

Maximum of 18 months


Apply By Order

Emergency Notice (if your licence is required immediately)

Maximum of 21 days,   followed by possible 18 month order


Apply for an Emergency Notice

Town Police Clauses 
(not-for-profit charitable/civic event)

Maximum 1 day

No charge (as processing is seen as the Council's contribution towards the event)

Apply Town Police Clauses

Special Events 
(large scale event or race)



Apply for Special Event

Temporary Traffic Control (Lights) 


No charge

Apply for Temporary Traffic   Control


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