In accordance with Regulation 116 of the Building Regulations 2018, precautions such as hoarding (temporary fencing) must be taken before and during building work to protect the safety of public as part of the building permit process.
If your building work requires any part of a public access way or area of Council property to be fenced off – you will need consent from Council to install the precautions.
What is hoarding?
Hoarding refers to temporary fencing or barricades that are installed around a building site. The purpose of hoarding is to protect the public and to secure the site when it is unattended.
Do I need hoarding consent?
You will need hoarding consent if your building works require any part of a public access way to be fenced off.
This may include:
- fencing off part of a road/footpath
- erecting a hoarding, scaffolding or overhead protective awning
- using a mobile crane or travel tower for any building works
- occupation of car parking bays
Even if a Building Permit is not required, or the work you are carrying out isn't 'building work' (for example, painting not associated with a building project) you will still need consent for hoarding if it impacts a public access way or any area of Council land.
How to apply
What happens next?
After your application is received, an invoice will be sent to you via email. This email will contain instructions about how to pay the application fee.
Once your application fee has been paid and all plans etc are received, the site will be inspected. A written response will then be sent to you via email within 15 business days.