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Skip Permit

Apply for a permit for a skip to be placed on a highway.

 

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Department: 

Highways Team, Vale of Glamorgan Council, The Alps, Alps Quarry Road, Wenvoe, CF5 6AA

 

Application Process

To make application for a skip permit the following must be submitted:

  • Relevant application form
  • Relevant fee
  • Proof of public liability insurance of no less than five million pounds
  • Sketch plan (please state scale on plan)

Please Note: It is not the responsibility of the householder or the building contractor to obtain the highway permit. It is the responsibility of the skip company (supplier).

 

A permit can be valid for any period between 1 day and 28 days. For longer periods additional applications should be made. Only one skip will be allowed on site at any one time except in exceptional circumstances.

 

Only one skip will be allowed on site at any one time except in exceptional circumstances.

 

Tacit Consent

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your licence is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

  

The target time is 28 days

 

Background and Eligibility Criteria

The skip company (supplier) has the responsibility to ensure that skips are positioned on the highway in such a way that they do not cause an obstruction to other road users.

 

The supplier is also responsible for ensuring that all insurances are in place and appropriate regulations are adhered to.

 

Please Note: It is not the responsibility of the householder or the building contractor to obtain the highway permit. It is the responsibility of the skip company (supplier).

 

A permit can be valid for any period between 1 day and 28 days. For longer periods additional applications should be made. Only one skip will be allowed on site at any one time except in exceptional circumstances. .

 

For longer periods additional applications should be made. Only one skip will be allowed on site at any one time except in exceptional circumstances.

 

Whenever possible, skips should be placed on private property.

 

Skips placed on the carriageway must be signed, lit and guarded in accordance with the safety at street works code of practice chapter 8 regulations, and must be marked with the owner's name and telephone number.

 

During the hours of darkness, in poor daytime visibility and bad weather, road danger lamps (flashing amber) must be placed against or attached to each corner of the skip. If sited on the carriageway, a lamp should be placed between each cone.

 

If our contractors are called out to lamp a skip or make it safe, a charge will follow.

 

Skips placed on the highway shall not contain any inflammable, explosive or noxious material, or anything which is likely to cause nuisance to highway users.

 

Contents of the skip shall be kept "damped-down", or covered to prevent dust or spillage on the highway. The skip must not be overloaded and must be removed when full.

  

Fees

The cost of a skip permit is £36.95

  

A permit can be valid for any period between 1 day and 28 days. For longer periods additional applications should be made. Only one skip will be allowed on site at any one time except in exceptional circumstances. .

 

Please Note: It is not the responsibility of the householder or the building contractor to obtain the highway permit. It is the responsibility of the skip company (supplier).

 

Supplementary Information

The skip must be removed as soon as practicable after it has been filled; and all "Builder's" or "DIY" waste skips must be removed within two days of being filled.

 

Waste Skips must not be placed so as to interfere with the collection of domestic and/or industrial waste by the Council and its Recycling Contractors. Skips must be removed to avoid clashing with "bin" collection days in narrow lanes and estate roads;

 

"Builders" or "DIY" waste skips should be located as close to the edge of the carriageway, as possible.

 

They must not obstruct the surface water drainage, any driveway or road junction, any fire hydrant or fire point, or any manhole cover of any Statutory Undertaker (Water, Main Drainage, Gas, Electric, Telephone, CATV, Cable TV, etc.).

 

Offences and Penalties

 

Please refer to the Highways Act 1980

 

Complaint and Other Redress

Failed Application Redress: Contact the Local Authority in the first instance. Any Certificate holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to, or the omission of anything from, their safety certificate, or against the refusal to amend or replace a safety certificate, or the service of a prohibition notice may appeal to the Magistrates court. They may also appeal to the county court against an order of the Magistrate's court.

 

Licence Holder Redress: Contact the Local Authority in the first instance. Any Certificate holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to, or the omission of anything from, their safety certificate, or against the refusal to amend or replace a safety certificate, or the service of a prohibition notice may appeal to the Magistrates court. They may also appeal to the county court against an order of the Magistrate's court.

 

Consumer Complaint: View our consumer complaints procedure.

 

Regulations and Guidance

 
  • Terms and Conditions
    1.   Each skip shall be clearly marked with the owner’s name and 24 hour telephone number.

    2.   Each skip will be deposited on the carriageway/verge outside or adjacent to the location applied for, with adequate protection provided to verges and road surfaces and shall be positioned so that it’s longer sides are parallel to the edge of the carriageway and as near to the edge of the carriageway as is reasonably practicable but ensuring it does not impede the surface water drainage of the highway nor obstruct access to any manhole or any apparatus of any statutory undertaker of The Vale of Glamorgan Council.

    3.   Where more than one skip is on the highway at one time, the skips shall be positioned as closely as possible to each to, but not as to obstruct access to any premises unless prior approval has been obtained.

    4.   Each skip shall not exceed 5 metres in length and by 2 metres in width.

    5.   Each skip or group of skips placed on the highway shall comply with the following requirements;

    Both ends of each skip shall be painted yellow and there shall be attached below and access the top edge of each end so as to be visible to traffic, strips of material the composition of which complies with Builders skip regulations 1984 in having red florescent and yellow reflecting diagonal stripes. The painting and the stripes of the material shall be at all times being kept clean and not obstructed by tarpaulins or any forms of sheeting.

    When a skip is placed on the carriageway it shall be guarded by at least 3 traffic cones placed on the carriageway in an oblique line on the approach side of the skip. Where 2 or more skips are deposited in   a row so that the distance between adjacent skips does not exceed 2 metres the row shall be guarded as if it were one skip.

    At night (that is to say, between half-an-hour before sunset and half-an-hour after sunrise) a yellow battery operated lamp shall be placed against or attached to each corner of the skip, or at the end corners of a row or skips where 3 or more skips are to be deposited in a row and the distance between adjacent skips does not exceed 2 metres.

     

    6.    When a skip is placed in a carriageway lamps shall be placed as in 5c) i) above and shall also be placed between each of the cones referred to in paragraph 5b) above. Each lamp shall have an illuminative power of not less than one candela and shall remain lit throughout the night.

    7.     No skip when standing in the highway shall contain any flammable, explosive, noxious or dangerous material which is likely to putrefy and which otherwise is, or likely to become, a nuisance to users of the highway.

    8.    No skip shall be used in such a way that any of its contents fall onto the highway, or that there is an escape of dust from the contents.

    9.     Each skip shall be removed for emptying as soon as practicable and in any case no later than 2 working days after it has been filled. All waste must be contained with debris netting to prevent discharge of waste on to the highway whilst in removal.

    10.   No skip shall remain on the highway pursuant to this permission after the permit has expired

     

    If applications are unable to be faxed or emailed for any reason, the applicant must contact The Vale of Glamorgan Council to make a verbal application; the application form can then be posted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to record all information on any verbal application.

     

     

    Penalty for non-observance: Any action taken by The Vale of Glamorgan Council to remedy a breach of these conditions, or to repair any damage, the full costs shall be recovered from the License Holder.

     

    Legal Indemnity: The License Holder shall indemnify, and keep indemnified, The Vale of Glamorgan Council and/or it’s servants and agents against any liability, from all claims, demands, actions, costs and damages arising out of by or in consequence of the depositing of skips on the carriageway, footway, or grass verge. The period of indemnity is to run from the commencement of the deposition until the final removal of the skips. The sum covered by the policy to be £5,000,000 for any one event with a reputable insurer. Whenever required the Licensee shall produce to the Authority the policy, or policies of insurance and the receipts for payment of the current policy.

 

 

 

 

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