Highway projection licence
ROSS Street Care - April 2010
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What is a "highway projection"?
A highways projection is considered to be any item which protrudes
over the highway from an adjoining building; for example, a canopy or
awning, CCTV equipment, shop sign, or a building overhang
Can anyone erect a projection?
Any object which protrudes over the highway (including the footway)
must have the prior approval of the Highway Authority and, in certain instances,
may also require planning approval. If the projection is classed as significant,
for example, a canopy or building overhang, a licence under the Highways Act 1980
may be required.
What restrictions are there on "highways projections"?
Projections from buildings are usually permitted, subject to certain conditions, and officers will advise further on receipt of an application. As a general guide, however, the projection must be at least 2.5 metres above the surface of the footway and must not come within 600mm of the edge of the carriageway.
Can these restrictions be altered?
The Council may alter these specifications but only in exceptional cases.
What happens if the highway/pavement is altered after permission is granted?
If circumstances change, the Council may wish to review the situation and, in certain cases, may have to withdraw its
permission for a projection. However, this will be done by agreement wherever possible and the Council will
endeavour to give three months notice.
What happens if I erect a projection without permission?
The Council may take enforcement action against anyone who erects a highway projection without
prior permission and prosecution may also be considered.
How do I apply for permission?
You can complete the service
request form or telephone ROSS Streetcare on 01484 414700.