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Skip licence

Skip Permit

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Licence summary

To put a builder's skip on a public road, you need a permit from the local authority.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process

Permission may be given subject to conditions which may relate to the following:

  • siting the skip
  • skip dimensions
  • making skips visible to traffic
  • care and disposal of skip contents
  • lighting and guarding of skips
  • skip removal
Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period

OR

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.

Apply online

Apply for a permit to place a skip on a public road or highway

Extend or renew your existing skip permit

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC)

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC)

National Federation of Builders (NFB)

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