Highway fees and charges

There are a number of fees and charges for a variety of highway items. The majority of these fees will be charged to developers, businesses and a small number are relevant for residents.

The following Charges are relevant from April 2016 to March 2017.

Item Charge/Fee 2016-17
(from 1 April 2016)
Copy of Highway Adoption plan
£36.00 (excl. VAT)
Section 38 Agreement Inspection Fee (Highways Act 1980), relating to construction of new highways
9% of the estimated value of the works
(minimum fee of £3,000.00)
Section 278 Agreement Inspection fee (Highways Act 1980) relating to highway improvement schemes
9% of the estimated value of the works
(minimum fee of £3,000.00)
Highway Search Queries (including adopted highways, Council owned land, road improvement schemes, Traffic Regulation Orders, Stopping Up Orders, Traffic flows, & Public Rights of Way)
£18.00 per question (excl. VAT)

 
Copy of Public Rights of Way plan
£36.00 (excl. VAT)
Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TS & non TS road and emergency)
£1,750.00
Driveway Protection Markings (H-bar)
£99.00 (excl. VAT)
Permanent Traffic Regulation Order, for developers
£6,500.00 plus cost of works
Tourism Signage
£100.00 initial charge per application (non-refundable). Full cost of signage and future maintenance.
Copy of Stopping Up/ Diversion Order of highway
£36.00
Permanent Stopping Up/ Diversion of Highway (Section 116)
Actual costs incurred +20%
Building over the Highway (Section 177)
Actual costs incurred
Traffic Count Data
£164.00 (excl. VAT)
Accident Data provision
£135.00 (excl. VAT)
Traffic Signals Bagging Turning Signals off – standard weekday 9.00am – 5.00pm
£390.00 (excl. VAT)
Traffic Signals Bagging Turning Signals off – weekend and outside standard hours
£468.00 (excl. VAT)
Traffic Signal Information - recharges other Agencies
£160.00 (excl. VAT)
Pavement Licence (up to 12 months & renewal)
Actual costs incurred
Footway Crossings (vehicular dropped crossing)
Assessed and priced individually – actual costs incurred to be charged.
Highway Notice i.e. crane/ cherry picker
£113.00 (excl. VAT) per day
Highway Notice - container on highway
£113.00 (excl. VAT) per week
Section 50 NRSWA (minor works, Utility Apparatus and New Apparatus and Existing Apparatus)
£410.00
Section 171 NRSWA (Permission to excavate in the public highway)
£410.00
New Road and Street Works Act - Inspection Fees:
SET NATIONALLY
Skip Permit on Highway 1 – 7 days
£10.00
Skip Permit 8 days onward – charge per 7 days
£10.00
Penalty for no Skip Permit (plus Skip Permit Charge for days on highway, as above)
£50.00
Scaffolding and Hoarding Permits Static Obstruction Licence Fee: Initial Licence Agreement
£82.00
Plus Daily Inspection Charge
£82.00
Up to 10 metres in Length (up to 7 days)
£55.00
Up to 10 metres in Length (thereafter per week)
£16.50
Over 10 metres in length (up to 7 days)
£82.00
Over 10 metres in length (thereafter per week)
£27.50
Over 20 metres up to 30 metres in length (up to 7 days)
£109.00
Over 20 metres up to 30 metres length (thereafter per week)
£38.50
Over 30 metres up to 50 metres in length (up to 7 days)
£164.00
Over 30 metres up to 50 metres length (thereafter per week)
£49.00
Over 50 metres in length (up to 7 days)
£219.00
Over 50 metres in length (thereafter per week)
£60.00
Street Lighting column attachments: 1- 5 authorised column attachments
£177.00
6-20 authorised column attachments
£236.00
21-50 authorised column attachments
£295.00
50 plus authorised column attachments
To be agreed - based on quantity and detail
Fitting by Council of Authorised attachments to column
Quote given for actual cost incurred, from SSE
Please see the attached web page regarding column attachment costs and for applying for a Section 178 Licence.