Somerset County Council
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Highway Area Offices

 

Important changes to the processing of licence applications

We have recently reviewed the cost of licence fees for applications to work on the highway and for the provision of vehicle crossings over footways and verges. The review confirmed the cost of the licence fees have not kept pace with the costs for administration. Regrettably this is currently unsustainable. As such, the fees will be raised as detailed below.

From 1 January 2019 the following charges will apply to:

  • Application for “minor works on/adjacent to the public highway” (Highways Act 1980, Section 171 Licence) - £232 (was £90)
  • Application for a vehicle crossings over footways and verges (Highways Act 1980, Section 184 Licence) - £218 (was £90)

We will also be making a number of improvements to the way we process licences. They can now be applied for and paid for online making it quicker and easier to work on the highway network.

Contacts

Roads and Transport Team
Email:roadsandtransportSD@somerset.gov.uk 


Phone number for all offices: 0300 123 2224


Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

If an incident occurs outside these hours and is deemed a risk to public safety, please phone the police on 101.


If you need to visit an area highways office, these are the addresses:

West Somerset Area Highways Office
Address: Mart Road Industrial Estate, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BJ
Email: countyroads-westsom@somerset.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


Sedgemoor Area Highways Office
Address: Dunball Industrial Estate, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4TP
Email: countyroads-sedgemoor@somerset.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


South Somerset Area Highways Office
Address: Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8RT
Email: countyroads-southsom@somerset.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


Taunton Deane Area Highways Office
Address: County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Email: countyroads-tdeane@somerset.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.


Mendip Area Highway Office
Address: Wells Road, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9AS
Email: countyroads-mendip@somerset.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

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