Manchester City Council

Mobile elevated working platform/cherry picker permit (MEWP)

  1. Summary

    A permit is required if you want to use a mobile platform or cherry picker on the highway (road/pavement).

    Only apply for a MEWP from us if the location fails within Manchester City Council check which council. 

  2. Fees

    • £56 up to 28 days; or
    • £112 for a maximum of 56 days.

  3. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    View the conditions of permit

    Apply for a mobile platform permit

  4. Attachments required

    • Public liability insurance, minimum cover £10million; and
    • A scale plan of the site showing the position of the structure/obstruction on the road/pavement

  5. Legislation

    The Highways Act 1980 Sections 172 - The Local Authorities (Transport Charges) Regulations 1998

  6. Validity and renewals

    The permit is valid for the period approved up to a maximum of 56 days

  7. Complaints

    Contact Highways in the first instance

  8. Email

    highwayapplications@manchester.gov.uk

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