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Before any temporary minor work is carried out on the public highway you are required to obtain a licence from us.
You will need a Section 171 licence if your work involves working on the highway for any of the following:
- Depositing materials or equipment on the highway (including the footway)
- Building or repairing a boundary wall
- Carrying out tree works
- Using a cherry picker
- Using traffic lights, stop/go boards or other traffic management
Road closures do not require a Section 171, if you need to close the road you will need to apply for a road closure. If your work requires more extensive excavations you will need to apply for a Section 50 licence.