We cannot recommend a particular contractor but provide a list of Street Works Accredited Contractors, who we believe to be qualified, insured and have previously demonstrated their competence in carrying out this type of work.
However, should your initial application be approved, you have the right to employ a contractor of your choice subject to conditions that will be explained at the next stage of the application process.
It is a requirement that the contractor has Public Liability Insurance with a minimum cover of £5m and is accredited under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 to work within the public highway.
After the work is completed, the appointed contractor provides a one year guarantee. After that period the county council is responsible for maintenance.
As of 1 April 2022, County Highways minimum standard for public liability insurance will increase to 10million.
We would suggest reassessing your premium renewals this year to ensure you are ready for this transition so that we can continue to license your business activity on Warwickshire's highway network going forward with minimum disruption.