Approved contractor to undertake works on the highway, will complete works as per specification and or where applicable complete necessary paperwork for approval by local council.
HIGHWAYS SITE ASSESSMENT FEE
As a company we charge a non-refundable fee starting from £80 to undertake a site assessment in connection to all highways related works, this is payable in advance prior to confirming a date to attend site for one of our team to undertake a survey in order to look towards completion of an application on your behalf.
The above fee has been introduced by ourselves, following changes to Devon County Council (DCC) Highways processes, and the removal of DCC sending out a local Highways Officer to undertake site assessments from the outset upon a home owners direct enquiry, and you as the home owner are able to show the specification sheet to an appointed contractor for pricing purposes based on the size, crossing make up and any additional specific information provided, this was produced universally in a pdf format that was easily emailed to a contractor for quoting purposes.
Prior to any enquiry to us at JAR, or in fact any other local contractors it’s in your interests to read the website link from DCC above, which states a series of 8 points to consider before making any enquiry and or pursing applying for a licence through an appointed contractor. It is also worth at this stage making contact with your local parish, city, district and or local authorities also areas such as Torbay and Plymouth to see if you do require any specific planning permission(s) or if there are specific differences in your local area in the above approach of appointing an contractor.
Although as part of the application process when applying for a licence these items listed below are informed to the council for approval, we do urge all home owners to ensure their contractor has team members that are registered under the street works register (SWQR) both at operative and supervisory levels, has up-to date public liability cover up to 5 million, are an approved waste carrier to ensure all waste is properly disposed of on your behalf, and ideally has a membership to a national membership body, of the likes of Safe Contractor or CHAS, as part of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) this will show you, your appointed contractor is willing to look at risk assessments/method statements as part of the works and can comply with a hoist of health and safety at work aspects for piece of mind.