To enable a building structure to over sail the highway you must obtain a licence from the council, the Highways Act 1980 gives a Highway Authority power to licence a building to be erected over a highway.
The Act differentiates between buildings constructed over the highway, for example a permanent canopy or balcony of a building these would be licensed under section 177 and structures in and or over the highway for example, a retractable canopy these are licensed under section 115 A-K.
Any structure of this type that over sails the public highway must be licensed.
A fee of £851 is payable for licences issued under section 177.
A fee of £628 is payable for licences issued under section 115 A-K.
The fee is a one off charge for the issue of a licence, if a licensed structure is renewed or replaced a new licence is required.
Over-sail-application-form [PDF 150KB]
For further information or advice please telephone 01253 476152.