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.