In cooperation with the business community this policy provides a balance between the needs of highway users and the continuing need of businesses to promote themselves.
Under sections 50 and 67 of the act anyone (not a statutory undertaker) wishing to excavate in the highway (carriageway, footway or verge) to install a service such as a sewer connection, water pipe or communications cable must obtain a licence from the Highway Authority and ensure that all works are supervised by an ‘Accredited Supervisor’.
To position a scaffold on the council's highway, the person wishing to erect the scaffold must apply to the council for permission (a highway includes a path, pavement or road).
Temporary traffic lights
Any undertaker who wishes to place temporary traffic signals on the highway must seek prior permission from North Tyneside council.
Any access onto a public highway, from a residential or commercial driveway, should have a vehicle access crossing - commonly known as a dropped kerb.
Dropped kerbs prevent damage to the vehicle and footway, make the presence of a drive more obvious and help protect any utility services that may be beneath the footway surface.
Capita provides highway services on behalf of North Tyneside Council and can install a dropped kerb - usually within 30 days of the request.
You will need planning permission for a dropped kerb if you live on a classified road (A, B or other main road) or in a property where permitted development rights have been removed.
If you choose to employ your own private contactor, you must ensure they are qualified and accredited.