Apply to store building materials on the highway

If you want to store building materials on the highway you will require a licence. 

How to apply

Applicants should be the person who ensures the conditions of the licence are met.

You can apply by downloading, completing and returning an application form.



  • £275 for first month (includes administration and site inspection) plus £400 refundable deposit
    (Total: £675.00)
  • For every additional month's storage, you pay £275 this includes weekly inspection of the site

Deductions and refunds

Once the works are completed, we will inspect the site. If there is any damage as a result of the works, an estimate will be sent to you and the full amount will be deducted from the deposit including any additional costs for administration.

All deposits must be reclaimed within one year of completion. They will not be returned after that.

Refunds cannot be given if you are late in extending a licence. A charge of £25 will be made for additional inspections.

Licence conditions

All materials deposited on a verge or carriageway must have barriers and/or cones. Barriers and/or cones must be lit at each end during the hours of darkness.

  • materials must not be placed over gullies or statutory authorities' apparatus or around trees.
  • licences will not be granted for waste material removed from site - a skip must be used in these circumstances
  • materials must be kept within the boundaries of the site location. The designated area for the materials must be kept clean and tidy
  • materials must not be stored more than 1.2 metres from the face of the kerb
  • if any conditions are contravened we may withdraw the licence and may prosecute the applicant.
  • deposits must be reclaimed within one year of the expiry date of the licence. The request should be made in writing on completion of the works.  Deposits will not be returned beyond this date or if damage is caused to the highway
  • if in doubt contact the Compliance Team immediately