Apply for consent to carry out excavations near a road
Although there are certain exceptions such as works by utilities or associated with an approved planning application, it is generally an offence to carry out any excavation near a road without approval. As a guide anything within 12 metres could be regarded as being near a road. If you want to make an application for consent to carry out excavations near a road you can use the application form below.
How to use this service
This application form must be completed manually, so you will need to print it out, complete it and post to your local Roads Service office. To help you, there are guidance notes attached to the Consent application form.
Roads Service Divisional Headquarters
BT51 3HS Telephone: 0300 200 7891
After hours telephone: 028 7035 3202 email: email@example.com
BT64 1AD Telephone: 0300 200 7892
After hours telephone: 028 3752 9500 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Hospital Road
BT8 8JL Telephone: 0300 200 7893
After hours telephone: 028 9025 3000 email: email@example.com
BT79 7AF Telephone: 0300 200 7894
After hours telephone: 028 8224 1999 email: firstname.lastname@example.org