A temporary structure licence is required to place a temporary structure on or over a public highway.A temporary structure is:
- building materials
- a crane
To apply for a temporary structure licence, you must:
- pay a non refundable £100 licence fee
- pay a refundable deposit
- provide a copy of your public liability insurance policy
If the licence is required for more than 1 month, monthly inspections will take place at an additional cost of £30 per inspection.
Apply for a temporary structure licence
To apply for a temporary structure licence complete the application form . Please print the form, complete it and return it to Ealing Customer Services. If your licence is granted we will send you a paper copy.
Costs and processing
Licence applications are processed within five days, providing the necessary documentation (licence fee, deposit, copies of insurance policy) is supplied.
Cranes, scaffolds and hoardings may require a temporary road or footway closure. For further information contact the council's contractor, Mouchel, on (020) 8326 3019.
Before a licence can be issued the site will need to be inspected to ensure that it is safe. The charge for the inspection is £30, which is non-refundable. Before the deposit is refunded a final inspection will need to take place. The final inspection will cost £30, which is payable with the initial application for the licence.
The deposit required is based on the area of footway/highway covered/enclosed by the structure in square metres. The sum required is £40 per square metre. The area is worked out by multiplying the length by the width. Your deposit will be refunded if a licence is not granted after a site inspection.
Proof of insurance
You must also supply a copy of your insurance policy showing public liability for any damage to the highway. The cover must include:
- £5 million for public liability