Section 50 Streetworks Licence - Notice of Works to book road space

Information on booking road space in a highway that is maintained by Suffolk County Council.

If you want to work or place traffic management in a highway maintained by Suffolk County Council, you must book road space using our Section 50 Streetworks Licence application form (PDF, 1.9KB) for the installation of private structures under the highway.

TMA Road Space Booking Form (Word, 83KB) for booking road space for all works in the highway. 

Section 50 Notice of Works form

To help us process your licence as quickly as possible please ensure that all sections of the application form have been completed in full and that the ‘Owner’ of the apparatus as well as the ‘Contractor’ has signed ‘Section 5’. 

Section 50 Streetworks Licence application form (PDF, 1.9KB)

Please also submit with your application:

  • location plan clearly showing the exact area of works
  • copy of the Supervisors ‘Street Works Qualification Card’ – both front and back
  • copy of the Operative ‘Street Works Qualification Card’ – both front and back
  • copy of Contractors ‘Public Liability Insurance’ - minimum cover of £5,000,000

The completed application form and any communication relating to it should be sent to:

Suffolk County Council
Network Assurance Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 5NP

Email: networkassurance@suffolk.gov.uk

Once we have received your fully completed application and it has been approved by the Network Inspector, a start date can then be agreed.

Charging fees

There is a standard one off charge of £455 per licence to cover administration and inspection costs.

Any works exceeding 200 metres incur a further inspection charge of £200 per 200 metres up to 600 metres and then £500 per 200 metres over 600 metres in length.

Payment options

Payment can be made via the following methods.

Once an application has been received and we have allocated a reference number: 

  • by BACS to Suffolk County Council:
    • Sort code 30 00 00
    • Account 00293148, or
  • by bank transfer to:
    • Suffolk County Council
    • Sort code 30 00 02
    • Account 01305978, or
  • by credit card via our website

or by cheque payable to "Suffolk County Council" and sent with the application form.

Traffic Management Act (TMA)

To help us process your licence as quickly as possible please ensure that all sections of the application form have been completed in full.

TMA Road Space Booking Form (Word, 83KB)

Please also submit with your application:

  • location plan clearly showing the exact area of works

The completed application form and any communication relating to it should be sent to:

Suffolk County Council
TMA Noticing 
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road
Ipswich
Suffolk IP1 5NP
Email: DeveloperNoticing@Suffolkhighways.org