Permits and licences

9. Excavating the public highway (section 50)

If you want to excavate in the public highway (footway/carriageway/verge) and you're not working on behalf of a statutory undertaker, then you must obtain a Section 50 licence.

You can download the application form below. When you've filled it in return it to:

Services to Place
Stockport Council
Streetworks, 4th Floor
Fred Perry House
Stockport
SK1 3UR

Section 50 application form

PDF, 21 KB

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

Fees

Type 1 - £424 for works undertaken on the public highway not involving the installation or connection of apparatus under the highway

Type 2 - £584 for works undertaken on the public highway involving installation or connection of the underground apparatus

Type 3 - £1591 for works undertaken to install or erect structures on the public highway