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Road construction consent

Need to know

All road design and applications must be designed in accordance with national, regional and local design guides:

Our Road Construction guidelines (PDF, 154kb) can help with the application process. Please read this carefully. 

Your application will only be registered if all relevant plans and documents have been submitted together when making your application. Missed items will result in a delay.

Road works required out with the site boundary will require the necessary permits over and above the Road Construction Consent. Apply by emailing roadspermits@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Standard Details

Our standard construction details (PDF, 7.5mb) for roads/streets within North Ayrshire, provide useful information for construction consent applications. These can either be duplicated for consents within the area or referenced in any submitted consent. The developer is responsible for ensuring that the standard details are relevant for their construction consent submission.

How to apply

Apply for planning permission

Apply for planning permission online.

Apply for construction consent

Listed below are the standard forms required for a Construction Consent application and approval:

Completed application forms, associated drawings and information should be submitted at least 3 months before the start of construction to transportation@north-ayrshire.gov.uk and one paper copy to:

North Ayrshire Council
Head of Economic Development & Regeneration
Cunninghame House
Irvine, KA12 8EE


There is no fee to submit your construction consent application for consideration.

The following charges may apply once your application has been approved:

Road construction
Amendments to approved road construction consent*


Inspections associated with construction consent, either: a) 1.5% of Bond rate
b) time in lieu option
* Larger amendments will be charged per time taken to process

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