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
Streetworks, 4th Floor
Fred Perry House
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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