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Bridging over the highway

Licences to construct a bridge over the highway (section 176(1) of the Highways Act 1980).

The City of London Corporation cannot grant a licence to a construct bridge over a highway for which Transport for London is the highway authority. Owners and occupiers of premises adjoining the Transport for London road network should contact Transport for London about licensing bridges over these highways.

Applications for licences to construct bridges over the highway should include:

  • The full addresses of the sites that the proposed bridge is to link and the name(s) of the highway(s) over which the proposed bridge is to span.
  • The name and full contact details of the licence applicant.
  • The name and full contact details of any agent(s) for the licence applicant.
  • Full details of the proposed bridge including two sets of drawings to appropriate scales including (i) a site plan showing the proposed bridge, the highway(s) over which the bridge is to span and the adjacent properties; and (ii) detailed plans, sections and elevations as appropriate showing the highway boundaries, the kerb line(s) (if any) and full details of the bridge.
  • Reference details of the technical approval of the proposed bridge including the date of issue of the design and check certificate(s).
  • Reference details of the planning permission for the proposed bridge including the application reference number and the date of the permission.

Where technical approval is required the licence to construct the proposed bridge will not be granted unless and until the design and check certificate(s) have been issued.

Where planning permission is required the licence to construct the proposed bridge will not be granted unless and until planning permission has been granted.

The fee for each licence to construct a bridge over the highway is £5,000. No application will be accepted without the fee.

Further information

The licence application should be marked "projection licence application" and submitted to:

City Transportation
City of London
PO box 270
Guildhall
London, EC2P 2EJ

To contact the City for advice about the process email transport.planning@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Published:
22 May 2012
Last Modified:
15 May 2017

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