Highways fees and charges

Fees for the highway services we offer.

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19
Third party signing
(non-refundable application fee)
£191 £195 £240

Third party signing -

a) site assessment cost (£150)

b) sign design cost per sign (£75)

(payable in advance)

£150 + £75
per sign
(reviewed to ensure cost recovery)
£153 + £77
per sign
£185 + £85 per sign
Construction costs
(payable in advance)
Actual cost Actual cost Actual cost

Stopping up orders for third parties -

a) initial assessment fee
(non-refundable)

b) application fee following initial assessment approval
(including staff time, court and advertising costs)

a) £300

b) Actual cost (typically £4,000)

a) £300

b) Actual cost
(typically £4,000)


a) £300

b) Actual cost (typically £4,000)
Disposal of Kent County Council land historically kept for 'Highway Purposes' N/A Land value and actual costs (site specific) based on advice and services from KCC Property and Gen2 Land value and actual costs (site specific) based on advice & services from KCC Property and Gen2
Third party traffic regulations orders Actual cost Actual cost Actual cost
Archived traffic count data £150 
per count
£153
per count
£158 per count
New traffic count Actual cost
(not previously included in list)
Actual cost Actual cost
Third party traffic scheme advice and design Actual cost
(not previously included in list)
Actual cost Actual cost
Temporary road closures
(by Traffic Regulation Order) administration fee for third party (excludes costs of Order) 
£460 £475 £500
Emergency road closures (by notice) administration fee for third parties, if justified in exceptional circumstances £312 £325 £335
Annual pavement licence for refreshment facilities with tables and chairs on the highway £168 £175 £180
Charge for mid year amendment to an existing licence £128 £130 £135
Failure to comply with terms of a pavement licence (standard defect fee set by regulation)         £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
Materials stored on the highway £27 per week £28 per week £30 per week
Hoardings placed on the highway £42 per week £45 per week £50
Permit for scaffolding placed on the highway £31 per week £32 per week £33 per week
Permit for skip on the highway £26 per week £27 per week £28 per week
Mobile Elevated Work Platform or crane oversailing and / or operating upon the highway £80 per week
(changed from 10 days)
£150 per week £155 per week
Safety assessment before and after placing of scaffolding, hoarding, etc on the highway
(standard inspection fee set by regulation)
£50 £50 £50
Failure to comply with terms of a skip licence or failure to license (standard defect fee set by regulation)         £47.50 £47.50£47.50

Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19
Over the footway - single dwelling
(Inspection fee for 3 site checks in line with Road and Street Works Act at £50 each)
£150 £150 £150
Technical fee for application, investigation and ordering work £165 £170 £175
Response to a written or email enquiry of a freehold property sale regarding legitimacy of an existing vehicle crossing, per site £45 £46 £47
Properties on site: 1-5 £208 per property
Min: £520
Max: £1,040
£215 per property
Min: £530
Max:
£1,060
£221 per property
Min: £546
Max: £1,092
Properties on site: 5-25 Extra £104 per property
Min: £1,040
Max: £2,600
Extra £106 per property
Min: £1,060
Max: £2,650
Extra £109 per property
Min: £1,092
Max: £2729
Properties on site: 25+ Extra £104 per property
Min: £2,600
Extra £106 per property
Min: £2,650
Extra £109 per property
Min: £2729
Technical fee for application, investigation and ordering the work £129 £132 £136
Charges relating to damage to highway infrastructure / equipment Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
Claims against third parties for damage to highway assets Full cost
recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost
recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
Recovery of costs of making safe dangerous land or retaining walls Full cost
recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost
recovery
(including staff time)
Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
Street lighting - proposed implementation of fees and charges for applications to attach equipment to street lighting assets N/A £93

(Repeat application fee: £26.50)
£96

(Repeat application fee: £27)

Prices for the data sheet print out; at Microprocessor Optimised Vehicle Actuation (MOVA) sites the MOVA data set will also be included.

(Costs inclusive of VAT)

Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19

Number of sites: 1

£168 £171 £176
Number of sites: 2 £240 £245 £252
Number of sites: 3 £312 £318 £328
Number of sites: 4 £384 £392 £408
Number of sites: 5 £456 £465 £479
Number of sites: 6 £528 £538 £554
Number of sites: 7 £600 £612 £624
Number of sites: 8+ Extra £72 per site Extra £73 per site Extra £74 per site
Number of sites: 50+ To be agreed on an individual basis To be agreed on an individual basis To be agreed on an individual basis
Detailed descriptions of how the site operates are available at an extra cost Extra £144 per site Extra £147 per siteExtra £151 per site

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19
Section 38 supervision fee for new estate roads
(minimum: £1,000; excludes legal fees)
10% of bond 10% of bond 10% of bond
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value £0 - £249,999)
£5,459 £5,568 £5,734
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value £250,000 - £999,999)
£10,918 £11,135 £11,469
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value
£1 million and above)
£16,377 £16,703£17,203
Section 278 fee for project management, design checks and site inspections for imports to existing highways (plus legal fees)

(Bond value up to £499,999)
10% of bond 10% of bond 10% of bond
Section 278 fee for project management, design checks and site inspections for imports to existing highways (plus legal fees)

(Bond value £500,000 and above)
10% of first £500,000 + 2% of balance 10% of first £500,000 + 2% of balance 10% of first £500,000 + 3% of balance

Commuted sums: Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980, subsection (6) for maintaining any highway, road or bridge covered by an agreement

N/A Calculated on a site by site basis in accordance with Commuted Sum Policy 2003 on construction materials that are significantly more than normally required (covers Sustainable Urban Drain Systems and drainage, special surfaces, landscaping, street lighting, traffic signals, variable message signs and other items Calculated on a site by site basis in accordance with Commuted Sum Policy 2003 on construction materials that are significantly more than normally required (covers Sustainable Urban Drain Systems and drainage, special surfaces, landscaping, street lighting, traffic signals, variable message signs and other items

Commuted sums: Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980, subsection (3) for maintaining any highway, road or bridge covered by an agreement

N/A Calculated on a site by site basis in accordance with Commuted Sum Policy 2003 on construction materials that are significantly more than normally required (covers Sustainable Urban Drain Systems and drainage, special surfaces, landscaping, street lighting, traffic signals, variable message signs and other items Calculated on a site by site basis in accordance with Commuted Sum Policy 2003 on construction materials that are significantly more than normally required (covers Sustainable Urban Drain Systems and drainage, special surfaces, landscaping, street lighting, traffic signals, variable message signs and other items
Technical approval of highway structures Actual cost Actual costActual cost

Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19
Highway Definition - a written response regarding the status of a specific road (we are unable to describe the extent of the highway boundary in a letter) £45 £45 £45
A letter and an A4 coloured plan which shows the considered extent of the publicly maintainable highway (up to 4 questions per site) £90 £90 £90
Response to each extra question £7 £7 £7
Special rate negotiable for larger plans Request quote Request quoteRequest quote

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for
2018/19
Response to a written or email enquiry, readoption of roads and details of highway schemes within vicinity of a property £21 £21£21 plus VAT

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for
2018/19
Information supplied (e.g. board report) £34 £35 £47
Copy of complete scheme drawings per plan supplied £40 £41 £42
Copy of extract from scheme drawings per plan supplied (max: A3) £29 £30 £31
Gazetteer: uncollated copy per district £34 £35 £36
Gazetteer: collated copy per district £40 £41£42

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for 2018/19
Copies of cycling, walking and bus policies, maintenance plans, pavement design guides, etc for highway consultants £34 £35 £36
Photocopies of Highways and Transport documents or files for information (charge is for materials and equipment; no charge for staff time) 15 pence per A4 copy
20 pence per A3 copy
15 pence per A4 copy
20 pence per A3 copy
15 pence per A4 copy
20 pence per A3 copy
Extra cost for colour copies £1 per colour copy £1 per colour copy£1 per colour copy

  Fees for
2016/17
Fees for
2017/18
Fees for
2018/19
Three year history of crashes at a location £112 £114 £117
Five year history of crashes at a location £202 £206£212

 Course fees from
1 November 2018
Re-booking fees
National Speed Awareness course£92£44
National Motorway Speed Awareness course£67£18
What's Driving Us course£90£42
Safe and Considerate Driving (SCD)£194£146
Rider Intervention and Developing Experience
(RIDE)
£100£52
National Motorway Awareness Course£92£44