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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.

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Section 50

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’.

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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).

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All skip hire companies who wish to deposit a skip in North Tyneside are now required to register their company details with the council.

See Roads and highways licensing.

Temporary traffic lights

Any undertaker who wishes to place temporary traffic signals on the highway must seek prior permission from North Tyneside council.

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