If builders' skips need to be placed on the highway, road, pavement or verge, a permit is required. This is a requirement of the Highways Act 1980. The local authority has the right to specify conditions relating to the position of any builders' skips.
It is not the responsibility of the customer (or their contractor) to apply for this permit. It is the responsibility of the Skip Operator to ensure that the permit has been applied for and that is has been granted.
Such permits are only issued to registered skip operators who have the required public liability insurance. If you require a skip, contact a skip operator who has the necessary consent.
Information for skip operators
Permits that are granted are subject to the following conditions:
Regulations for depositing a skip on the highway (PDF 12kb)
Skip Specification Requirements (PDF 8kb)
How to apply
If you are a skip operator and wish to apply for a skip permit to locate a skip you can apply online.
If you would prefer to apply by post, an application form is available to download below:
Skip permit application form (PDF 17 kb)
Following receipt of your application, we will notify you of the decision to issue the permit either by telephone or in writing within 2 working days.
The fee for this licence is £25.00
For further information about skip permits, please email Engineering Division or call 01443 866533.