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 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

ITEM
 
 
Charge/fee 2020 - 2021, applicable from 1 April 2020
 
Copy of Highway Adoption plan
 
£40.00 (VAT exempt)
Section 38 Agreement Inspection Fee (Highways Act 1980), relating to construction of new highways 9.5% of the Council's estimated value of the works
(minimum fee of £3,500.00)
Section 278 Agreement Inspection fee (Highways Act 1980) relating to highway improvement schemes 9.5% of the estimated value of the works
(minimum fee of £3,500.00)
Highway Search Queries (including adopted highways, Council owned land, road improvement schemes, Traffic Regulation Orders, Stopping Up Orders, Traffic flows, & Public Rights of Way) £19 per question (VAT to be added)
Copy of Public Rights of Way plan
 
£40.00 (VAT exempt)
Public Right of Way Declaration (section 31(6) Highways Act) – single application
 
£318.00 (VAT exempt)
Public Right of Way Declaration (section 31(6) Highways Act) – joint application
 
£424.00 (VAT exempt)
Public Right of Way Declaration (section 31(6) Highways Act) – per additional parcel
 
£54.00 (VAT exempt)
Public Right of Way Statement (Section 31(6) Highways Act) – single application £318.00 (VAT exempt)
 
Public Right of Way Statement (Section 31(6) Highways Act) – joint application £424.00 (VAT exempt)
 
Public Right of Way Statement (Section 31(6) Highways Act) – per additional parcel £54.00 (VAT exempt)
 
Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TS & non TS road and emergency)
 
£1,800.00 (VAT exempt)
Driveway Protection Markings (H-bar)
 
£110.00 (VAT to be added)
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
 
£40.00 (VAT exempt)
Public Space Protection Orders
 
Actual costs incurred +20%
Permanent Stopping Up/ Diversion of Highway
 
Actual costs incurred +20%
Building over the Highway (Section 177)
 
Actual costs incurred
Traffic Count Data
 
£185.00 (VAT to be added)
 
Accident Data provision
 
£155.00 (VAT to be added)
Traffic Signals Bagging Turning Signals OFF – standard weekday 9am to 5pm (one attendance only)
 
£423.50 (VAT to be added)
Traffic Signals Unbagging Turning Signals ON - standard weekday 9am to 5pm (one attendance only) £423.50 (VAT to be added)
Traffic Signals Bagging Turning Signals OFF – weekend and outside standard hours (one attendance only)
 
£490.50 (VAT to be added)
Traffic Signals Unbagging Turning Signals ON - weekend and outside standard hours (one attendance only) £490.50 (VAT to be added)
Traffic Signal Information - recharges other Agencies
 
£180.00 (VAT to be added)
Pavement Licence (up to 12 months & renewal)
 
Actual costs incurred
Footway Crossings (vehicular dropped crossing)
 
Assessed and priced individually – actual costs incurred charged.
Highway Notice i.e. crane/ cherry picker
 
£128.00 (VAT exempt) per day
Highway Notice - container on highway
 
£128.00 (VAT exempt) per week
Section 50 and Section 171  NRSWA (new scheme)
Minor immediate (1-3 days)
£475.00 (VAT exempt)
Section 50 and Section 171  NRSWA (new scheme)
Standard (4-10 days)
£850.00 (VAT exempt)
Section 50 and Section 171  NRSWA (new scheme)
Major (11 days duration or more)
£1,650.00 (VAT exempt)
Drainage – Consent and enforcement of Ordinary Watercourse fees (per structure)
 
£50.00 (VAT exempt) (statutory fee)
 
New Road and Street Works Act - Inspection Fees: 
 
Set Nationally
Standard Charge to Utilities Companies £50.00
Defect Charge to Utilities Companies £47.50
Charge to Third Parties (Public, Police) £68.00
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 0 & 1 Traffic Sens) £5,000 to £10,000
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 0 & 1 Non Traffic Sens) £2,500.00
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 2 Traffic Sens) £3,000 to £8,000
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 2 Non Traffic Sens) £2,000.00
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 3 & 4 Traffic Sens) £750.00
Section 74 Overrun charges (Cat 3 & 4 Non Traffic Sens) £250.00
Skip Permit on Highway: 1 – 7 days £17.50
Skip Permit on Highway: 8 days onward – charge is per 7 days £17.50
Penalty for no Skip Permit (plus Skip Permit Charge for days on highway, as above) £77.00
Scaffolding and Hoarding Permits Static Obstruction Licence Fee:
 
Initial Licence Agreement £94.00
Plus Daily Inspection Charge £94.00
Up to 10 metres in Length (up to 7 days) £63.00
Up to 10 metres in Length (thereafter per week) £18.50
Over 10 metres in length (up to 7 days) £94.00
Over 10 metres in length (thereafter per week) £31.00
Over 20 metres up to 30 metres in length (up to 7 days) £125.00
Over 20 metres up to 30 metres length (thereafter per week) £43.00
Over 30 metres up to 50 metres in length (up to 7 days) £185.00
Over 30 metres up to 50 metres length (thereafter per week) £55.00
Over 50 metres in length (up to 7 days) £246.00
Over 50 metres in length (thereafter per week) £68.00
Bay Suspension Charge - between 1 and 3 days £75.00
Bay Suspension Charge - between 4 and 7 days £125.00
Bay Suspension Charge - from Day 8 - price per day £10.00
Bay Suspension Charge - overstay from initial licence price per day £25.00
Street Works Permit Scheme Fees
Provisional Advance Authorisation (PAA) Must precede Major Permit (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £105.00 (VAT exempt)
Major - duration of over 10 Days (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £225.00 (VAT exempt)
Standard - between 2 and 5 days duration (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £130.00 (VAT exempt)
Minor - duration of 3 days or less (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £65.00 (VAT exempt)
Immediate (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £60.00 (VAT exempt)
Variation (Category 0-2 and Traffic Sensitive) £45.00 (VAT exempt)
Provisional Advance Authorisation (PAA) (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £72.00 (VAT exempt)
Major - duration of over 10 Days (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £120.00 (VAT exempt)
Standard - between 2 and 5 days duration (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £70.00 (VAT exempt)
Minor - duration of 3 days or less (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £37.00 (VAT exempt)
Immediate (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £31.00 (VAT exempt)
Variation (Category 3 -4 Non Traffic Sensitive) £35.00 (VAT exempt)
Street Lighting column attachments: 1- 5 authorised column attachments £200.00 (VAT exempt)
6-20 authorised column attachments £266.00 (VAT exempt)
21-50 authorised column attachments £332.00 (VAT exempt)
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.