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Road Works and Street Occupation Charges

Enquires

Enquires should be emailed to roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Temporary Traffic Restrictions

Description - For continuous period of up to 21 days Charge from 1 November 2016
Application received 28 days or more prior to Order coming in to effect £825
Application received less than 28 days prior to Order coming in to effect  £1150
Description - For continuous period over 21 days but not more than 6 months
Application received 28 days or more prior to Order coming in to effect  £1625
Application received less than 28 days prior to Order coming in to effect  £1925
For repeat posting of weekly or monthly closure notices £165
Fee for late payment   £3000

Allowing for workload, 28 days is normally required to process an application for a temporary traffic order. While an application can be processed in less time, more expensive media will be required for the advertising. This additional cost is reflected in the new charges made to applicants.

Permanent Traffic Orders

 Description  Charge from 1 November 2016
 Charges for the promotion of permanent traffic orders  £2000

Temporary/Permanent Industrial Access

Description  Charge from 1 November 2016                
Charge for visiting site, processing application and granting permission £450
Surcharge for illegal occupation £1350

Consent for Excavating in the Road under Section 56 or 61 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

Description Charge from 1 November 2016 
Excavation not involving installation of private apparatus £450
Surcharge for illegal occupation £1350

Consent for Excavating in a Road under Section 109 of the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA)

Description Charge from 1 November 2016
Charge for initial application and permission for works which are only one inspection unit £450
Surcharge for illegal occupation £1350
Additional charge for works over one inspection unit £120 per additional unit
Charge for recording plant information in VAULT overlays £160 per year

These charges contribute towards the Council's expenditure on the Symology system, which is employed to notify Statutory Undertakers of work in accordance with NRSWA. Applicants will also be required to meet Inspection charges in accordance with regulations issued under NRSWA.

Street Occupations

Scaffold/Hoarding permits - For a continuous period of up to 1 month Charge from 1 November 2016 
(Under 25 metres in length) £110
(25 metres or over) £200
Scaffold/Hoarding permits - For each subsequent month of original application  
(Under 25 metres in length):  £75
(25 metres or over)  £115
Scaffold/Hoarding permits - For subsequent extension for up to 1 month  
(Under 25 metres in length)  £100
(25 metres or over)  £145
Surcharge for Illegal occupation of the road (under 25m) £690
 Surcharge for Illegal occupation of the road (over 25m) £780
Crane, Hydraulic Platform Permits   
Charge for granting permission (day permit, per site)  £75
Charge for granting permission (week permit, per site)  £95
Roaming Permit (up to 5 sites, max 90 minutes per site, permit valid for one day)  £110
Surcharge for illegal occupation of the road (day) £560
 Surcharge for illegal occupation of the road (week) £595
 Surcharge for illegal occupation of the road (day) £615 
Mobile tower scaffolds (to be considered as a mobile scaffold it must be erected and dismantled daily otherwise see scaffold charges above)  
 Charge per day per location:  £30
 Charge per week per location:  £60
 Surcharge for Illegal occupation of the road (per day)  £345
 Surcharge for Illegal occupation of the road (per week) £390
Temporary Traffic Lights  
For a continuous period of up to one week, charge for granting permission £85
Surcharge for illegal occupation of the road £500

Skips

Description Charges from 1 November 2016 
For continuous period of 7 days  £35
Surcharge for failure to comply with conditions of permit  £400
 Surcharge for illegal occupation of the road £120 
Additional daily charge for a skip sited within a Pay and Display area £30 for zones ABCEF & G
£15 for all other zones

The surcharge is payable where a skip is placed without a permit being first obtained.

The daily charge for Pay and Display contribute to the loss of revenue from parking charges and the amount equates to standard charges (for which there has been no increase) made by the Council for daily occupation of a Pay and Display space for the purposes of loading etc.

 Development / Construction – Occupation of Road Space Charge from 1 November 2016

The area enclosed by the outer edges of the following roads; Holburn Street, Willowbank Road, Springbank Terrace, Wellington Place, South College Street, Guild Street, Regent Quay Virginia Street, Commerce Street, East North Street, West North Street, Mounthooly Roundabout, Gallowgate, Spring Garden, Maberly Street, Rosemount Place, Esslemont Avenue, Rose Street, Union Street and all traffic sensitive roads listed on the Scottish Street Works Register (data retained on the Street Works Gazetteer contact the Roadworks Co-ordination Unit for more information).

This is based on the area of a parking bay of 15 sq. metres for parallel parking where an average charge would be £30 for all day parking.

Footprint area of occupation charged at £2 per square metre per day.

All other roads not included above.

This is based on the area of a parking bay of 15 sq. metres for parallel parking where an average charge would be £15 for all day parking.

Footprint area of occupation charged at £1 per square metre per day

 Promotional events for commercial purposes  Charge from 1 November 2016

St. Nicholas Street, Castlegate, the Green, and other pedestrian priority areas

Minimum invoice charge will be £50 per day to cover administration costs.

For details email roadworkscordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Footprint area of occupation charged at £10 per square metre per day or part day.

 Pavement Café Licence  Charge from 1 November 2016

Application for permission to site temporarily, tables & chairs on the footway. Validity period from 1 April – 31 March

£100 per year or part.

Licensed hot / cold food units.  Charge from 1 November 2016
Licensed hot / cold food units. £250 per annum for lease of the road space.

Note: this exceeds the fees for pavement cafes which are now £100 per annum.

 Day rates for the use of the road space for commercial purposes, for profit.  Charge from 1 November 2016
Semi- permanent units within the city Centre. Footprint area of occupation charged at £0.67 per square metre per day. (minimum charge of £10 per day).

Driveways

Description Charge from 1 May 2011
 Driveway application out with planning application process  £60

Switching Off/Bagging of Traffic Signals

Description  Charge from 1 May 2011
Processing of  bagging signals  £60

Note: these charges do not apply to Utilities Companies or their associated Contractors.

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