Plygell ddim ar gael
Mae'n debyg bod anhawster cael gafael ar y ddogfen dan sylw.
Os nad yw'r ddogfen dan sylw yn y Gymraeg, mae'n bosibl ei bod hi'n cael ei chyfieithu ar hyn o bryd. Byddwn ni'n ei chodi i'r wefan unwaith bydd y cyfieithiad yn barod.
Ymddiheurwn am unrhyw anghyfleustra. I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, croeso ichi gysylltu â ni.
To erect scaffold or hoarding on the public highway, you need a licence from the Council. No person or company may erect scaffolding or hoarding on the highway without first obtaining a licence.
Scaffolding, hoarding or hydraulic platforms erected for building maintenance within the Public Highway is restricted by legislation (The Highways Act 1980, Section 169) and requires a licence.
A licence can be valid for any period of one calender month. For longer periods additional applications must be made.
When carrying out any building work/maintenance or removal of any part of a property, which is adjacent to the public highway (road, pavement or rear lane), the safety of all users of the highway must be paramount.
This is achieved by providing safe areas at ground level or a platform at high level. When it is necessary to place hoarding on the highway around the place of work or scaffolding, permission is necessary and can be obtained from the Council’s Street Works Team, or Council's Depots ie: hoarding NOT connected/around scaffolding, on completion of a form. Once permission has been granted the conditions attached to the licence must be carefully read and kept to at all times.
A pedestrian walkway must be maintained around the scaffold. If this cannot be arranged, it must be designed in such a way that allows access under and through the scaffold safely – with no trip hazards, no projecting tubes or fittings, and covered adequately to provide a working platform and to prevent materials or debris falling through. Poles must be highlighted. A reasonable free walking width must be maintained to enable persons in wheelchairs or prams, etc, to pass by the scaffold safely.
The Street Works Team only issues licenses to scaffolding/hoarding hire companies, as these companies have the necessary public liability insurance that is required.
Application forms can be obtained by contacting us or by applying online using the details below:
Please note: It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact them using the details below
The determination of a licence application costs £23.00. If granted, the licence is valid for a period of one calendar month. This fee covers the initial consent and one month's permission to place scaffolding, hoarding or hydraulic platform on the highway. Subsequent periods will be charged at £23.00 per month or part thereof.
Scaffolding licence – Minimum 48hrs
How to apply
You can now apply for your licence online:
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.
Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local Magistrates' court.
Receipt of application notification
If making an application online you will receive a notification of receipt of payment once a payment has been successfully made. You will then receive an e-mail notification that your application is being processes.
Is scaffolding/hoarding allowed on the pavement?
Yes, provided that an inspector is satisfied there is no danger to pedestrians or risk of damage to the footway.
Is scaffolding/hoarding allowed on in a rear lane?
Yes, provide that access can be maintained.
What advice can you give me on scaffolding requirements?
During the erection or dismantling period, a safe working area at ground level is required to prevent pedestrians gaining access to work areas. This may mean that in the Town Centres, this work has to be carried out outside of normal working hours, i.e. after 6pm or before 8.00 am or on a Sunday.
A pedestrian walkway must be maintained and be designed to allow access under and through the scaffold safely with no trip hazards, no projecting tubes or fittings, covered adequately to provide a working platform and prevent materials and debris falling through. Poles must be highlighted and a reasonable free walking width must be maintained to enable persons in wheelchairs/prams etc, to pass the scaffold safely.
Complaints / objections
If you have a complaint or query regarding any scaffolding issues please contact the Street Works team on 01443 494798/494796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I make a complaint regarding location/dangerous scaffolding?
Any urgent complaints about the location or safety of scaffolding should be reported to the Council’s Street Works Team immediately on 01443 494796/494798. If outside normal working hours you can contact the Council’s emergency number (01443 425001)
Non urgent complaints about scaffolding can be reported via e-mail or phone using the contact details given at the bottom of the page.
There is currently no public register on scaffolding licence approvals in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Further information can be obtained by viewing our frequently asked question section below or by contacting us in the details below:
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council,
Tel: 01443 494796 - 494795 - 494794