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Building materials and excavation

If you wish to place building materials on any part of the highway a licence is required.

A licence is not normally necessary if materials are placed on private land. All materials must be placed on private land whenever possible.

Application form


  • Pay online
  • Pay over the phone: 0161 770 6611 (select option 2).

Quote Paying in Code: K36455061D9.

To maintain existing apparatus


To lay new apparatus

£1003.20 + £342 per additional 200m

For new developments / multi-utility trenches

£2,190 + £403.20 per additional 200m

Highways projection

A licence is required for any display that may protrude/project over a public highway.