Anyone intending to erect a scaffold or hoarding, which encroaches on to a public road or pavement, is required to obtain a licence, issued by Wirral Council.

Applications will be based upon the scale and extent of works being undertaken and the existing site, highway and traffic conditions. A licence can be refused in the interests of public or highway safety. It is an offence to erect a scaffold or hoarding on the footway or highway without a licence.

Fees

Length of time

Fees until 31 March 2017

Fees from 1 April 2017
Up to 7 days£55.00 per property£65 per property
7 days - 1 month£110.00 per property£120 per property
1 month - 3 months£155.00 per property£180 per property
3 months - 6 months£210.00 per property£235 per property
Container/welfare Max 3 months£70.00 each (28 days) £35.00 each further 28 days 


This fee must be paid to the local authority by debit or credit card.

Apply

Apply for a licence to erect a scaffold or hoarding

Apply to alter an existing licence

Apply to extend an existing licence

Attachments required

  • a scale site and plan showing the extents of the scaffolding/hoarding
  • proof of Public Liability Insurance covering this type of work
  • proof of the scaffold erectors accreditation


Processing

We aim to process applications within 5 working days. If you have not heard from the Council by the end of this period please contact the council using the details on the right.

Tacit consent does not apply for safety reasons. Hoarding or scaffold must not be placed on the highway until consent has been granted.

Contact

If you require further information contact us on 0151 691 8454.

Legislation

Highways Act 1980 (section 169).

Failed applications and complaints

Complete the Licensing and Permit Issues form:

  •  if your application is refused
  • if you disagree with the attached conditions
  • to complain about an issued licence
  • to complain about the condition of any hoarding or scaffolding

Licensing and Permit issues form

Alternatively you can appeal through the Magistrates Court.