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Roads and pavements

It is our responsibility to maintain roads and pavements in Leicester, and ensure they are in a safe and tidy condition.

Among the many areas we are responsible for are:

  • Repairing potholes
  • Maintaining street lighting
  • Gritting roads in winter
  • Maintaining bridges, subways and highway structures
  • Dealing with road, footpath, verge and highway obstructions
  • Dealing with flooded roads, blocked drain or gully
  • Maintaining street nameplates
  • Street furniture, like benches/bollards
  • Road markings.


Minor fees and charges

Description Cost
Advisory Disabled Bay £168, no VAT
Re-mark of Advisory Disabled Bay (ADP) £92, no VAT

Description Cost
Traffic signal data information £225 +VAT
Traffic survey info (data less than 12 months) £155 +VAT
Traffic survey info (data more than 12 months) 65 +VAT

Description Cost
Accident requests for individual junctions and entry roads £160 +VAT
Accident data requests for multiple junctions on same road link. Large areas fee quote £260 +VAT

Description Cost
Information for insurance companies £113

Description Cost
Pre-application advice and check compliance with Signing Policy No charge
Application fee for compliance £175 (No VAT)
Supply and fix per sign less than 0.6m2 on existing post £100 (No VAT)
Supply and fix signs greater than 0.6m2 or needing new post Actual cost

Description Cost
New entrance and ‘H’ Markings No charge
‘Keep Clear’ markings £330
Section 50 Licence to work on highway £307
Section 50 Licence for new works to place & retain
apparatus
£512
Supervise & record trial hole excavations £307 £307
Bollards to protect private property Actual cost

Description Cost
Emergency Closure up to 21 days £600
TTRN (Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice) – Up to 5 days for utilities (no advert required) £300
TTRN (Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice) – Up to 5 days for charity, community events etc (no advert required) £170
TTRO (Temporary Traffic Regulations Order) – over 5 days, up to 18 months (advert required) £650 + advert costs
£1,850 (external
applicant)
Permanent closure of highway (under the Highway Act 1980 - Section 116) Actual cost (minimum fee
£3,020 - no VAT)
Permanent closure of highway to allow permitted
development (Town & Country Planning Act 1990 - Section 247)
No charge
Permanent closure or diversion of footpath or
bridleway to allow permitted development (Town & County Planning Act 1990 – Section 257)
Actual cost (minimum fee
£3,020 - no VAT)

Description Cost
Section 50 Licence (New Apparatus) £500 (No VAT)
Section 50 Licence (Existing Apparatus) £300 (No VAT)
Section 171 (Temporary Excavation in the Highway) £300 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Immediate, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive) £58 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Immediate, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic Sensitive) £28 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Minor, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive) £61 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Minor, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic
Sensitive)
£31 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Standard, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive) £121 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Standard, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic
Sensitive)
£62 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive, for 3 days or less and requiring a TTRO) £51 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic
Sensitive, for 3 days or less and requiring a TTRO)
£27 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive, for 4-10 days and requiring a TTRO) £101 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic
Sensitive, for 4-10 days and requiring a TTRO)
£54 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive, for more than 10 days and requiring a TTRO) £201 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Major, Cat 3-4 and not Traffic
Sensitive, for more than 10 days and requiring a
TTRO)
£107 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Provisional Advanced Authorisation, Cat 0-2 or Traffic Sensitive) £97 (No VAT)
NRSWA Permit (Provisional Advanced Authorisation, Cat 3-4 or Traffic Sensitive) £64 (No VAT)
Dropped Kerbs – Application Fee £50 (non-refundable)
Dropped Kerbs – Permit for construction £100 (non-refundable)

Description Cost
Section 142 Cultivation of the Highway Actual cost
Licence for a structure on the Highway £170 for initial licence:
£170 for renewal
Construction in the highway e.g. access ramps (under the Highways Act 1980 - Section 177) Actual cost (minimum fee
£835) (no VAT)
Construction over the highway e.g. a canopy
(Highways Act 1980 Section 177)
Actual cost (minimum fee
£360) (no VAT)
Placing apparatus over the Highway, e.g. beam or cable (Highways Act 1980 - Section 178) Actual cost (minimum fee
£360) (no VAT)
Tower Crane Licences £125+ £50 per week
inspection for duration (no VAT)
Highway enquiries involving production of a plan, or completion of search based upon the standard highway questions within a local authority land charge search. £60 (no VAT)
Construction of footway crossing – light/heavy duty temporary crossing Initial fee + cost of actual
works + Section 184

Section 278

Charges for administration, design technical approval process and site inspection, including street lighting
design and supervision. See S278 notes 1, 2, 3 and 4, below:

  • S278 Note 1: Fixed percentage at 12% based on the bond value for highway works (excluding commuted sums), with a minimum fee of £3,000 (no VAT). An interim payment of £2,000 (no VAT) is required to commence the technical approval process for each agreement. There will also be an additional charge for legal fees.
  • S278 Note 2: Additional fixed fee of £550 (no VAT) for any supplemental agreement for extra administration work.
  • S278 Note 3: Additional charges for design checking and site inspection of highway structures based on actual costs. This will also apply for sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and non-drainage system.
  • S278 Note 4: If the road works are still not complete after the time limit specified in the agreement, extension of time will charge for administration, design, technical, approval process and site inspection, including street lighting design and supervision. See S38 notes 1, 2, 3 and 4, below:

Section 38

  • S38 Note 1: Fixed percentage at 9% based on the bond value (excluding commuted sums), with a minimum fee of £3,000 (no VAT). An interim payment of £2,000 (no VAT) is required to commence the technical approval process for each agreement. There will also be an additional charge for legal fees.
  • S38 Note 2: Additional charges for design checking, and site inspection of highway structures based on actual costs. This will also apply for sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and non-drainage system.
  • S38 Note 3: Additional fixed fee of £550 (no VAT) for any supplemental agreement for extra administration work.
  • S38 Note 4: If the road works are still not complete after the time limit specified in the agreement, extension of time will be granted up to 3 years, and a further 3% inspection fee will be applicable based on the cost of the outstanding works, with a minimum charge of £550 (no VAT).