Highways

All charges are subject to standard VAT unless noted below:

CodeExplanation of serviceCharge 2022/23
1Traffic and Road Safety Data
1.1Accident/Traffic Statistics
Solicitors and Insurers requests for information from video and surveillance£135.00
(a)CCTV Data subject requests (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998)Max prescribed by Law (DPA 1998) (currently £10.00 including VAT)
1.2Signal Timing/Operations Information (Per junction)
(a)Emergency services, local authorities, studentsNil
All other enquiries
(b)Minimum charge for each request£90
(c)All further enquiries - at an hourly rate£48/hr
1.4Portable Traffic Signals (no longer able to charge for approval only)
(a)Charge for written site approval/authorisation where application is received 7 days or more in advanceNil
(b)Charge for written site approval/authorisation where application is received less than 7 days in advanceNil
(c)Charge for works carried out on plan and application£49/hr + disbursements
1.5Turning Traffic Signals Off/On
(a)Charge for turning off and bagging traffic signal headsAt cost + 10%
2New Roads and Street Works Act 1991
2.1 (a)Streetworks Reinstatements (Investigatory/Remedial WorksActual cost based on rates contained in term maintenance contract plus overheads
(b)Staff time prosecuted£70.52 p/h
(c)Staff time coring£66.42 p/h
(d)Staff time investigation£56.87 p/h
2.2 (a)Copy of street-works register defect notice£30
(b)Copy of inspector's check list£30
2.3NRSWA Inspection fees (charges set by legislation)
(a)Random sample£50
(b)Investigatory works£47.50
(c)Defect inspections£47.50
(d)Third party inspection£68
(e)Fixed penalty notice (if paid within discount period of 29 days)£300
Fixed penalty notice (if paid after discount period of 29 days)£500
Fixed penalty notice (if paid within discount period of 29 days)£80
(f)Fixed penalty notice (if paid after discount period of 29 days)£120
2.4Street works licence (charges set by legislation) section 50 licenses
(a)New apparatus:
(i) Capital fee£125
(ii) Administrator fee£125
(iii) Inspection fee£165
(iv) Additional inspection fees£75 for each 200 metres of excavation over the initial 200 metres
Total license fee£415
(b)Existing apparatus:
(i) Administration fee£125
(ii) Inspection fee£160
(iii) Additional inspection fees£75 for each 200 metres of excavation over the initial 200 metres
Total licence fee£285
(c)Section 50 licence for temporary apparatus (e.g. traffic counters)£0
(d)Construct a solar or wind farm£510
(e)Undertake traffic counting survey by placing temporary counting equipemnt£77
(f)Carry out CCTV survey or inspection via a manhole£61
2.5Temporary road closure applications
(a)Closure/restrictions by order£865* (+ variable)
(b)Closure/restrictions by notice£325* (+ variable)
(c)Extension£216* (+ variable)
* compensation for any lost pay and display income
(d)Deferred start date (where an order has already been processed and advertised and has to be re-advertised)£540
(e)Cancellation of temporary traffic regulation order -
(i) Before public notice is advertised in local paper£325
(ii) After public notice has been advertised in local paper£865
Special events - not more than 3 days:
(f)Charges depends on the organisers involved and no. of people attending
(g)Special events - Class A£216
(h)Special events - Class B£81.00
(i)Special events - Class CNil
(j)Additional parking enforcement support for eventsAt cost + 10%
(k)Delivery to site of coning/signing (charitable and commercial events <1000)£162
(l)Delivery to site of coning/signing (charitable and commercial events >1000)At cost
3General debtor works
3.1 Damage to immobile propertyActual cost and overheads
3.2Clearance of accident debrisActual cost + overheads
3.3Attend accident site and inspect highwayActual cost + overheads
3.4Other debtorsActual cost + overheads + VAT where applicable
3.5Retrieval of lost items from highway gulliesActual cost + overheads + VAT where applicable
4Licences
4.1Overhead structuresApplicants £71.00 per licence plus one off capital payment of £100
4.2Planting treesApplicants £71.00 per licence plus one off capital payment of £100
4.3Skip permission (section 139)
Consideration of application to place skip on highway
(a)(i) Applications giving 10 or more days' notice£65.00
(ii) Emergency applications giving less than 10 days ' notice£119.00
(b)Where an additional site visit is required during consideration of application for permission to place skip on highway or to monitor compliance£81.00
(c)Extension to the permit period£49.00
4.4Scaffold and Gantry licence (section 169,171 and 172)
(a)Consideration of application for licence to place scaffolding,hoarding or other structure on highway
(i) Applications giving 10 or more day's notice£65.00
(ii) Emergency applications giving less than 10 days' notice£119.00
(b)Where an additional site visit is required during consideration of application for permission to place scaffold on highway or to monitor compliance£81.00
(c)Extension to the licence period£49.00
4.5Pay and display bays
(a)Compensation for loss of revenue when bays are occupied by items licensed under 9.3 and 9.4Charge at full rate for area occupied
4.6Tower/crane over the highways (section 178)£238.00
5Road Traffic Regulation
5.1Traffic Regulation OrdersVariable
5.2Route signs - tourism signing and commercial applications
(a)(Not including trunk roads£102
(b)Including trunk roads£306
(c)Site visit£204
(d)Design cost per sign£102
(e)Supply and installation of signscost + 20% administration fee
5.3Community funded signing (replacement) *
(a)Applicationnil
(b)Site visitnil
(c)Design fee per sign assemblynil
(d)Supply and installation of signscost + 20% administration fee
* Processed by NHT
5.4Community funded signing (new) *
(a)Application£51
(b)Site visitnil
(c)Design fee per sign assemblynil
(d)Supply and installation of signsCost + 20% administration fee
*Processed by NHT
5.5Externally funded schemes (including on street and off-street parking places)
(a)Traffic regulation order (off street)Variable
(b)Traffic regulation order (on street contribution)Variable (VAT exempt)
(c)Staff design time (off street)Variable
(d)Staff design time (on street contribution)Variable (VAT exempt)
(e)Supply and installation of signs/lines (off street)Cost
(f)Supply and installation of signs/lines (on street contribution)Cost (VAT exempt)
6Building consents
6.1Consent to deposit building materials/make temporary excavation in highways (Section 171)
(a)Consideration of application for consent not including excavation;
(i) Application giving 10 or more days' notice£71.00
(ii) Emergency applications giving less than 10 days' notice£119.00
(iii) Extension to License Period£49.00
(b)Consent to make temporary excavation in highway (Section 171)
(i) Administration fee£120
(ii) Inspection fee£150
Total licence fee£270
(c)Undertaking site inspections to monitor compliance with consent£75
6.2Control of construction of cellars under street (section 179)
(a)Consideration of an application for consent to construct cellar under any part
(i) Application giving 25 or more working days£71.00
(b)Where site visit is required during consideration of application of consent or construction, charge for each site visit£81.00
6.3Control of openings into cellars (Section 180 (1))
(a)Consideration of an application for consent to make an opening in a footway as an entrance to cellar
(i) Application giving 25 or more working days£71.00
(b)Where site visit is required during consideration of application of consent or construction, charge for each site visit£81.00
6.4Control of light cellars (Section 180 (2) )
(a)Consideration of application to carry out works in a street to provide light to premises under or abutting the street
(i) Application giving 25 or more working days£71.00
(b)Where site visit is required during consideration of application of consent or construction, charge for each site visit£81.00
7Vehicle crossings over footways and verges (Section 184)
7.1Where site visit is required during consideration of application for consent, charge each visit.
(i) Administration fee£65.00
(ii) Survey fee£81.00
(iii) Construction inspection fee£135.00
Total£281.00
7.2Non-compliance or unlicensed vehicle crossing
(i) Inspection fee£77.00
(ii) Core sample and report£169.00
(iii) Issue notice£24.00
(iv) Raise debtor invoice£9
Sub total£278.00
(v) Works executed by Term Maintenance contractor commissioned by DCCunit rates and overheads
7.3Contractor Fees
(i) Amendment of dates for proposed works£65.00
(ii) Charges for contractors
Works starting prior to a licence being granted£80 or £120 (£80 if paid within 28 days)
Works starting later than the original dates requested (outside of period on licence)£80 or £120 (£80 if paid within 28 days)
Traffic management is different on site to what is stated on the streetworks notice£80 or £120 (£80 if paid within 28 days)
(iii) Over run chargesVariable range from £50 to £1000 dependent on category of street
8Highways Act 1980 - Section 154
8.1Highways Act 1980 S154 91) - Obstructive Vegetation
(a)Failure to comply with a notice under section 154 (1)
(i) Site visit by Highway Officer to confirm non-compliance£81.00
(ii) Issue of a notice under the Highways Act£24.00
(iii) Raising a debtor's invoice£9.00
Sub Total£114.00
(iv) Cost of remedial works by TMC or framework contractor - unit rate and overheadsUnit rate + overheads
Total£114.00 + cost of work
(b)Request for DCC to undertake work to comply with a notice under section 154 (1)
(i) Raising a debtor's invoice£9.00
(ii) Administration fee£17.50
Sub Total£26.50
(iii) Cost of remedial works by TMC or framework contractor - unit rate and overheadsUnit rate and overheads
Total£26.50 + cost of work
8.2Highways Act 1980 S154 (2) - Dangerous Trees
(a)Failure to comply with a notice under section 154 (2)
(i) Tree inspection including reinspection£108.00
(ii) Issue of a notice under the Highways Act£24.00
(iii) Raising a debtor's invoice£9.00
Sub Total£141.00
(iv) Cost of remedial works by TMC or framework contractor - unit rate + overheadsUnit rate + overhead
Total£141 + cost of work
(b)Request for DCC to undertake work to comply with a notice under section 154(2)
(i) Raising a debtor's invoice£9.00
(ii) Administration fee£17.50
Sub Total£26.50
(iii) Cost of remedial works by TMC or framework contractor - unit rate + overheadsUnit rate + overhead
Total£26.50+ cost of work
9Disabled bays and access protection markings
(a)Provision of on street residential style disabled bay£0
(b)Provision of access protection markings across vehicle crossings£0
10Miscellaneous
(a)Request for information in writing:
(i) Copy of previously provided information - email£0
(ii) Copy of previously provided information - letter£9.00
11Illegal signs/cafe licences
11.1Removal of unauthorised signs
(a)Payment in advance of returning the signs£49.00
(b)Removal from site£81.00
Total cost£130.00
(c)Additional sign removal£49.00 for each additional sign
11.2
(a)Street cafe licences£216.00
(b)Annual renewal fee£92.00
(c)Removal of unatuhorised street cafe and storage costsCost + 20% admin fee
12Sponsorship of roundabouts
Sponsorship of planting on a roundabout per yearUnder review
Administration feeUnder review
Total cost of applicationUnder review
13Banners and seasonal decorations
13.1Banners application
(a)Basic application£0.00
(b)Complex application (involving street lighting, and Western Power Distribution approval, multiple banners on multiple streets)£135.00
(c)Additional site inspection (if required)£81.00
(d)Subsequent year - duplicate of previous application£0.00
13.2Seasonal decorations and hanging baskets
(a)Basic application£0
(b)Complex application (involving street lighting, and Western Power Distribution approval, multiple decorations on multiple streets)£135.00
(c) Additional site inspection (if required)£81.00
(d)Subsequent year - duplicate of previous application£0
14Placing containers
(a)Application£70.00
(b)Site inspection (if required)£81.00