A permit is required for placing storage containers, Mobile Elevating Working Platforms (MEWPs or cherry pickers) and cranes on any part of an adopted road. This is to ensure that they are not causing disruption to traffic, are sited in a safe position, and are properly marked and lighted. They must not be placed on pavements or grass verges. Persons who hire storage containers, MEWPs and cranes are advised to confirm with their hire company that a permit has been obtained. Fees Storage containers Lengths up to 6 metres £85 for the first 28 days £85 for each additional 28-day period (a permit renewal form must be submitted each time; a link to this form will be provided 10 working days before the expiry of the current permit) Lengths over 6 metres £160 for the first 28 days £160 for each additional 28-day period (a permit renewal form must be submitted each time; a link to this form will be provided 10 working days before the expiry of the current permit) MEWPs (cherry pickers) and cranes £85 per day or part day Enforcement action Wirral Council may take enforcement action if any of the above equipment is found on the highway without a permit. Apply You will need to create a MyWirral account in order to apply for a permit. Apply for a permit You will need to upload the following documents when you apply for a permit: traffic management plan or risk assessment method statement public liability insurance certificate completed indemnity form (see link to blank template, below) The Word file below may not be suitable to view for people with disabilities, users of assistive technology or mobile phone devices. If you need an accessible copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Indemnity form The traffic management plan must be approved for transporting and siting the equipment. You should get approval before you submit your application. Please email the Traffic Management team on email@example.com to seek approval. Processing and timescales We will aim to deal with requests within 28 working days. Regulations The same rules and regulations for placing a storage container on the road apply to MEWPs and cranes: Regulations for placing a container on the road Failure to follow the rules and regulations may result in enforcement action. This could be the application of a retrospective fee, court prosecution, or removal of the storage container, MEWP or crane. Report a problem In an emergency, call Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010 and ask for the Wirral police control room.