East Lothian Council

Scaffolding and hoarding

Consent to occupy road

You must get consent from the Transportation Department if you are carrying out building, maintenance or demolition work on a property and need to use scaffolding or hoarding on the adjacent road (e.g. carriageway, footpath, footway or cycleway).

Depending on the location of the works, there could be a lead-in period of up to one month to allow the Road Network Division enough time to consider, approve and register (or reject) the application.

Consent conditions

Conditions relating to the specific location and nature of the works are normally issued with the consent.

Failing to comply with any of the conditions contained within the consent may result in it being cancelled and the applicant attracting a fixed penalty notice.

Traffic management is an integral part of the erection, maintenance and removal of these types of consent and the applicant should provide us with a written statement of the specific measures required for their works.

  • about Consents
  • application form OC1
  • standard conditions for Scaffolding Consents OC0 
  • to arrange a meeting to discuss a Scaffolding Consent please telephone 01620 827713
  • information required for the Scaffolding Consent meeting (see text below)
  • Consent charges
  • Fixed Penalty Notices

To get these documents go to Related Downloads at the bottom of this page.

Consent meeting 

We will arrange a meeting with you to discuss your consent. You will need to provide us with:

  • the names of the streets that will be affected
  • an explanation of the type of work that is to be carried out
  • the length of time for which the hoarding will be necessary (dates to and from)
  • details of any parking or loading bays that will be affected
  • details of any streets that will need to be closed
  • a location plan at 1:1,250 scale showing the location of the premises
  • a site plan at 1:50 scale showing boundary, kerb and building lines and points of access (including the property)
  • elevation at 1:50 of 1:20 scale with supporting detail, if required, to show the means of enclosure

John Muir House, Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01875 824305

Fax: 01620 827710

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.