Highways fees and charges

Fees for the highway services we offer.

 Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
Third party signing, including tourism signposting
(non-refundable application fee)
£240£247

Third party signing, including tourism

a) site assessment cost (£150)

b) sign design cost per sign (£75)

(payable in advance)

£185 + £85 per sign£191 + £90 per sign
Construction costs
(payable in advance)
Actual costActual 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)
Disposal of Kent County Council land historically kept for 'highway purposes' Land value and actual costs (site specific) based on advice and services from KCC Property and Gen2Land value and actual costs (site specific) based on advice and services from KCC Property and Gen2
Charges relating to damage to highway infrastructure/ equipment.
Claims against third parties for damage to highway assets.
Recovery of costs of making safe dangerous land or retaining walls.
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.

£96£99

Street lighting repeat application fee

£27£28
Third party traffic regulations orders Actual costActual cost
Archived traffic count data £158 per count£163
Provision of a copy of a Traffic Regulation Order (new charge)n/a£163
New traffic count Actual costActual cost
Third party traffic scheme advice and design Actual costActual cost
Temporary road closures
(by Traffic Regulation Order) administration fee for third party (excludes costs of Order) 
£500£515
Emergency road closures (by notice) administration fee for third parties, if justified in exceptional circumstances £335£345
Annual pavement licence for refreshment facilities with tables and chairs on the highway £180£185
Charge for mid year amendment to an existing licence £135£139
Failure to comply with terms of a pavement licence (standard defect fee set by regulation)        £47.50£47.50
Materials stored on the highway £30 per week£31 per week
Hoardings placed on the highway £50 per week£51 per week
Permit for scaffolding placed on the highway £33 per week£34 per week
Permit for skip on the highway £28 per week£29 per week
Mobile Elevated Work Platform or crane oversailing and / or operating upon the highway £155 per week£160 per week
Site inspection to assess safety and condition if deemed necessary before and after placing of scaffolding, hoarding, etc. on the highway.£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
Travel plan monitoringFees are determined according to the type and scale of the proposed developmentFees are determined according to the type and scale of the proposed development
 Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
Over the footway - single dwelling
(Inspection fee for 3 site checks in line with Road and Street Works Act at £50 each)
£150£155
Technical fee for application, investigation and ordering work £175£180
Investigate and respond to a written or email enquiry of a freehold property sale regarding legitimacy of an existing vehicle crossing, per site £47£48
Properties on site: 1-5£221 per property

Min: £546
Max: £1,092
£228 per property

Min: £562
Max: £1,125
Properties on site: 5-25Min: £1,092
Max: £2729

Extra £109 per property
Min: £1,125
Max: £2,811

Extra £112 per property
Properties on site: 25+Min: £2729

Extra £109 per property
Min: £2,811

Extra £112 per property
Technical fee for application, investigation and ordering the work £136£140
Charges relating to damage to highway infrastructure / equipment Full cost recovery
(including staff time)
n/a
Claims against third parties for damage to highway assets 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)
Street lighting - proposed implementation of fees and charges for applications to attach equipment to street lighting assets £96

(Repeat application fee: £27)
£99

(Repeat application fee: £28)

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 2018/19Fees for 2019/20

Number of sites: 1

£176£181
Number of sites: 2 £252£260
Number of sites: 3 £328£338
Number of sites: 4 £408£420
Number of sites: 5 £479£493
Number of sites: 6 £554£571
Number of sites: 7 £624£643
Number of sites: 8+ Extra £74 per siteExtra £76 per site
Number of sites: 50+ To be agreed on an individual basisTo be agreed on an individual basis
Detailed descriptions of how the site operates are available at an extra cost Extra £151 per siteExtra £156 per site
Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
Section 38 supervision fee for new estate roads
(minimum: £1,000; excludes legal fees)
10% of bond10% of bond
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value £0 - £249,999)
£5,734£5,906
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value £250,000 - £999,999)
£11,469£11,813
Section 278 fixed fee for transportation advice to developer

(Bond value
£1 million and above)
£17,203£17,719
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 bond10% 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 + 3% of balance10% 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

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

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 costActual cost
 Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
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
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
Response to each extra question £7£7
Special rate negotiable for larger plans Request quoteRequest quote

 Fees for
2018/19
Fees for
2019/20
Response to a written or email enquiry, readoption of roads and details of highway schemes within vicinity of a property £21 plus VAT £21 plus VAT

 Fees for
2018/19
Fees for 2019/20
Information supplied (e.g. board report) £47£48
Copy of complete scheme drawings per plan supplied £42£43
Copy of extract from scheme drawings per plan supplied (max: A3) £31£32
Gazetteer: uncollated copy per district £36£36
Gazetteer: collated copy per district £42£43

 Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
Copies of cycling, walking and bus policies, maintenance plans, pavement design guides, etc for highway consultants £36£37
Photocopies of Highways and Transport documents or files for information (charge is for materials and equipment; no charge for staff time) 15p per A4 copy
20p per A3 copy
20p per A4 copy
25p per A3 copy
Extra cost for colour copies £1 per colour copy£1 per colour copy

 Fees for
2018/19
(including VAT)
Fees for 2019/20
(including VAT)
Three year history of crashes at a location £140 £145.20
Five year history of crashes at a location £252£261.60

Quotes for larger areas will be provided upon receipt.

 Fees for 2018/19Fees for 2019/20
Bike-ability cycle training:
Charges in this case are set for academic rather than financial year, from September

£12 per child in term time courses.

£20 per child in half term/school holidays.

£12 per child in term time courses.

£20 per child in half term/school holidays.

Adult ‘Learn to Ride’ course (2 hours basic skills)£10£10
Adult confident road cycling (2.5 hours; broader risk assessment and ability analysis required, so more instructor preparation time)£15£15
Cycle/ helmet hire for above 2 courses.£5 per cycle per session.
Helmet offered free of charge as requested.
£5 per cycle per session.
Helmet offered free of charge as requested.
Advanced cycling£25£26
Minibus driver training£133£137
Minibus driver reassessment£46£47
Theatres in education - charge to school for performance – primary or secondary per performance, but may be waived50% of cost
(no change proposed)
50% of cost when appropriate
(no change proposed)
Speed Awareness course£92£92
What's Driving Us course£90£90
National Motorway Speed Awareness course£92£92
What's Driving Us course£90£90
Safe and Considerate Driving (SCD)£194£194
Rider Intervention and Developing Experience
(RIDE)
£100£100

 Fees for 2019/20
Supervision of drainage asset relocation carried out by third party (minimum £1000)10% of the estimated cost of works (minimum £1000)
A letter and A4 coloured plan showing the available information held on drainage asset location (including site history up to 5 years which may include CCTV reports by USRN)£90
CCTV surveyAt cost plus staff time
 Fees for 2019/20

Charges for damage or removal of highway tree assets.

KCC Highways values trees using the Capital Asset Valuation for Amenity Trees (CAVAT).

CAVAT takes the replacement value approach, extrapolating from known planting costs and adjusting for a series of relevant factors including:

  • diameter of tree at 1.5m above ground level
  • CTI factor
  • CAVAT functional factor
  • life expectancy of the tree

We may pursue for damages as the actual (uncapped) CAVAT value of the tree. The current maximum CAVAT value is £236,000 per tree.

CAVAT value of the tree

£775 (minimum value for two replacement trees) up to (the average capped CAVAT value) £25,000 per tree.

Loss of a highway tree asset to facilitate a single/ joint dwelling light vehicle crossover application may be considered where an assessment of the tree’s condition and remaining life expectancy is deemed limited by a KCC HTW tree officer. Each tree will be assessed on a case by case basis.

The cost of two replacement trees and 3 years associated aftercare will be sought from the applicant.

Ranging from £775 up to £1300 for two replacement trees depending on site type (requirement for civils involvement)