Application Forms

Please see below a list of forms you may find useful

Important Updates:

  • East Sussex Highways licensing are no longer able to accept cheques for payment.
  • From 22 July 2020 Under the Business and Planning Act 2020 Temporary Pavement Licences can be applied for through your local District and Borough Councils. Please contact the relevant District/Borough Council for further information. East Sussex Highways Tables and Chairs licences can still be applied for during this period, the application form and fee structure for this can be found below. 
  • From 1st July 2020 the fees for Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (section 14.1) and Temporary Traffic Regulation Notices (section 14.2) will be amended, these amendments can be found in our fee structure. For all applications made before the 1st July , the existing fees will apply. 
  • From 1 April 2019 East Sussex Highways will take over responsibility from Hastings Borough Council the licensing and enforcement of table & chairs and shop merchandise being placed on the public highway. All licences that have previously been issued by Hastings Borough Council where the licence expiry date is after 1 April 2019 will remain in force with all the same terms and conditions. Any new or renewal licences will need to be made via East Sussex Highways.

East Sussex Highways fee structure

To see a list of all fees regarding licences, inspections and applications view the fee structure spreadsheet here

Licence Applications

Online Forms

To complete an online form you first need to have an account with us. You can either register for a new account or login if you already have an account.

  • Licence to place a Skip on the Highway Application - Section 139 - Apply
  • Licence to place Scaffolding on the Highway Application - Section 169 - Apply
  • Licence to place Building Materials on the Highway application – Section 171 - Apply
  • Licence to place Hoarding on the Highway Application - Section 172 - Apply

Paper Forms

  • Licence to affix Apparatus to Street Furniture such as Automated Traffic Counting - Section 178 - Download
  • Licence to Discharge Treated Effluent from a Private Drainage system into the Highway Drainage System - Section 171 - Download
  • Licence to erect a Sign in the Highway Application - Section 115 - Download
  • Licence for consent to make an Excavation - Section 171 - Download

  • Licence to place a Deposit on the Highway - Section 171 - Download

  • Licence to place a Bench, Notice Board, Planter, Waste Bin, etc on the Highway Application - Section 115 - Download
  • Licence to place a Crane, Cherry Picker, MEWP, etc on the Highway Application - Section 169 - Download
  • Licence to place a Grit Bin on the Highway Application - Section 115 - Download
  • Licence to place a Wheelie Bin on the Highway Application - Section 185 - Download
  • Licence to place Neighbourhood Watch Signs on the Highway Application and Procedure - Download
  • Licence to place Tables & Chairs, Objects or A-Boards (Traders) on the Highway Application - Section 115 - Download
  • Licence to Plant & Maintain Vegetation in the Highway Application & Guidance Notes - Section 142 - Download
  • Licence to plant Posts, Bollards in the Highway Application - Section 142 & Section 96 - Download
  • Licence Application to Place Banners/Cables/Decorative Lighting/Bunting over the Highways - Download
  • Wildlife Verge Application - Download
  • Access Protection Marking Application Pack - Download
  • Dropped Kerb Vehicle Access Application Pack - Section 184  - Apply
  • Pedestrian Dropped Kerb (Accessibility) - Section 184 - Apply
  • Filming and Photography on the Highways Application Form - Download
  • ESH Licence Amendment Application form - Download

Street Works

Guidance Notes

Below are some guidance notes regarding our license applications.

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Network Management Permit Scheme

East Sussex Permit Scheme Formal Consultation Report

Cost Benefit Analysis

Permit Fee Local Order

Fees Table

2014-2018 Permit Scheme Evaluation Report

Permit Scheme Evaluation Report 2019-2020

Claim Form

  • Make a claim against East Sussex Highways - Apply