Licence for Streetworks (Section 50 licence)

Any person or organisation wishing to excavate in the public highway not being a statutory undertaker must obtain a licence under Section 50 of the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991

A person granted a street works licence becomes an undertaker for the purposes of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and thus attracts the relevant duties and responsibilities imposed by the Act and associated Secondary Legislation and Codes of Practice.   

Financial penalties will be imposed by the Street Authority against the licence holder for non-compliance with the relevant statutory duties or licence conditions. Applicants should note that this liability cannot be delegated to any other person or organisation.  

Copies of the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office or viewed via this link New Roads & Street Works Act 1991


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Last updated: 25 March 2024 11:24:17

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