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

    • £68 up to 7 days
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  3. Application and guidance notes

    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
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    Applications should include Evidence of valid 'Public Liability' Insurance (not less than £10 million) and a scale plan of the site showing the position of the structure/obstruction on the highway/road. Both of these documents can be emailed to highwaylicences@manchester.gov.uk.

  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. Contact us

    highwaylicences@manchester.gov.uk

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