Scaffolding & hoarding licenses
You need a licence to fix hoarding or scaffolding on or next to a road.
Please note: BCS only deal with Scaffolding & Hoarding Licenses within the Wokingham Borough Council area. Applications within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and West Berkshire District Council areas should be referrred to the respective websites.
A hoardings licence is needed if you provide a hoarding to separate building work from a street. We may require a temporary footway outside the hoarding and hoarding lighting during the hours of darkness. Contact our BCS team to find out more.
To build scaffolding on or over a road you'll need a licence from us. You'll need to consider traffic and pedestrians while the scaffolding is being erected and dismantled. Scaffolding can only be erected or dismantled in Wokingham town centre; before 8am or after 7pm Monday to Saturday, or during normal hours on Sunday.
How to apply for a licence
Complete the Scaffold and Hoarding Licence Application form (PDF document). Then send it to Building Control Solutions, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1BN along with:
- A cheque to cover the fee for the licence; made payable to Wokingham Borough Council
- A copy of details of indemnity insurance cover to value of £2.5m. Increased to £5m for scaffolding over 5 metres
- A drawing, if necessary; showing details of the structure and safety measures