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Luton Borough Council

Crane/Cherry Picker licence


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If you wish to place a crane or cherry picker on the highway a licence is required from this authority.

Please note that if the crane is over sailing the highway but is not on the highway an over - sail licence will also be required, approval will be granted in the form of permits issued in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.

For information on how to obtain an over sail licence please contact 01582 510333.

How do I apply?

Please email a completed application form to [email protected]. Download the application form below.  It usually takes 10 working days to process an application. Approval will be granted in the form of a licence issued in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.

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What does it cost?

Cost of the licence is £182 (VAT exempt) for 28 days or part thereof, a deposit maybe required depending on circumstances and location of the crane.

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What information/documents do I need to provide?

  • completed application form
  • public liability insurance certificate minimum cover of £10 million
  • scale plan detailing the location and the traffic management that is required to place the crane on the highway to chapter 8 requirements  

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Contact info
Street works
Luton Council, Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 8EJ
Tel: 01582 510333

[email protected]


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