What is the street works licence?
You need permission from your local council to put some equipment connected with digging into a public road on the street, this is in the form of a street works licence.
A street works licence is required under Section 50 of the New Roads and Street Works and ensures that individuals comply with legal obligations and work safely and efficiently to minimise disruption.
Digging machinery is also referred to as apparatus.
What is an apparatus?
An apparatus is the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose, in this instance, the machinery is used with digging into a public road on the street.
How to apply for a street work licence?
Street work licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.