Under Section 58 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, it is an offence to deposit building materials on and/or erect staging or scaffolding on or over part of any road, without the permission of the Roads Authority. It should be noted that the term "Road" encompasses the carriageway, footway or verges of any road and includes public footpaths and cycle tracks.
Please note that the application must be submitted at least 14 days in advance of the proposed start date and that at least one months notice is required in traffic sensitive situations (under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005).
Form updated: 1 April 2015
Guidance notes updated: 1 August 2015
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