Building, skip and scaffolding permissions

Scaffolding and hoarding licences

If you need to have scaffolding or a hoarding (advert) in place, you will need to have permission from us to do so. You must not place a scaffold or other structure on the street without the council’s permission. If you do you may get a fixed penalty of up to £150, or you could be prosecuted. 

We will give you a licence if you meet the conditions in the application, and if we receive payment and evidence of your public liability insurance. 

We do not give quotations for the tendering of works via email or telephone. A completed application form and drawings for your site are required. Should a site visit be required by our officer there will be a charge of £90.00. 

Apply for a licence 

Download and complete the licence and permission forms and return them to: 

Network Management and Street Works Team 
Newham Dockside 
1000 Dockside Road 
E16 2QU 

You can also email us to request a copy of the forms on [email protected] or call 020 3373 1463. 

Download the scaffold and hoarding licence application (Word)

Download the Scaffold and hoarding permission application (Word)