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Consent to deposit items or carry out temporary excavations in the street

Licence summary

In partnership with EUGO LogoIf you wish to temporarily deposit building materials, rubbish or other items in a street or make a temporary excavation you must have consent from the highways authority.

The highways authority is usually your local council. You must comply with any conditions attached to a consent and comply with requirements relating to the fencing off and lighting of deposits or excavations.

Where to find help

General enquiries

Winsford and Northwich Area Highways Office

Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston Area Highways Office

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

No provision in legislation.

Will tacit consent apply

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 us.

Target completion

You can expect us to let you know our decision on your application within 30 days of receipt.

Failed application redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance. If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Magistrates' court.

Licence holder redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance. If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Magistrates' court.

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 of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, further information about making a complaint can be found on the Information for Consumers page of this website. 

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