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, 2nd Floor
Fred Perry House
Stockport
SK1 3UR

Or email the full application to streetworks.coord@stockport.gov.uk

Section 50 application form

PDF, 91 KB

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Fees

Type 1 - £441 for works undertaken on the public highway not involving the installation or connection of apparatus under the highway

Type 2 - £608 for works undertaken on the public highway involving installation or connection of the underground apparatus

Type 3 - £1655 for works undertaken to install or erect structures on the public highway