Building works affecting the highway

Island Roads is responsible for approving applications and licences for building works, scaffolding, hoarding and temporary projections that affect vehicles and pedestrians using the highway and footway.

A licence is required for placing building materials on any part of a highway. Any such materials must be kept on private land if possible in which case a license is NOT required. Licences are only issued in exceptional circumstances for any duration up to a month.The applicant can extend this before the granted license expires.

How do I apply for a licence to place building materials on the highway?

To complete an application form for a licence request, please complete this form or contact the Island Roads help desk on 01983 822440.

How do I report an obstruction on the highway? 

If you need to report an obstruction on the highway, please contact our help desk on 01983 822440 or complete an online form.

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