If you wish to apply for a licence please use one of the following options:

Or download the Mobile Elevated Working Platform Form and email it to streetworks@newcastle.gov.uk.

You can pay for your licence by sending a cheque made payable to Newcastle City Council and returning to Streetworks, 8th Floor, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH or by calling the Payment Line on (0191) 2787878 ask for payments. Please say "Highways" when prompted by the automated service which will put you through to an operator.

Please ensure your contact details are correct.

When the form is returned it will take approximately five working days for completion. Licences are not transferable or refundable.

Notes for Applicants

These notes are to clarify the procedures for a licence application. The application form will clearly state what we require from yourself and what you can expect from Newcastle City Council.

Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (MEWP) can also be referred to as Cherry Pickers.

If you are to be working with a MEWP and your work is on the adopted highway then you will be required to have a licence.

You will need to apply for a licence at least 5 working days in advance of your work.

The licence fee is:

  • £47.52 for 1 day for 5 locations
  • £142.56 for a 5 day licence for 25 locations
  • £190.08 for a 7 day licence for 35 locations

Payment must be made and received before the licence will be granted.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Sketch of proposed traffic management 
  • Site location plan
  • Public liability insurance

This licence should be displayed at all times on the vehicle.

Any extension to a existing licence will be need to be requested prior to the existing licence expiring.

As an applicant you will be expected to provide the necessary pedestrian and vehicular access traffic management through Chapter 8.

The responsibility for all health and safety on site rests with the principal of main contractor. This also relates to public safety and to ensure compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

Our Streetworks Inspector will visit the site and assess accessibility once the application form has been received.

Contact Details

If you require any additional information please email streetworks@newcastle.gov.uk

Phone: 0191 2777369
Communities Directorate, Administrative Team, 8th floor, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH.

Page last updated: 
26 January 2015
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