Abnormal loads are defined in The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 and Subsequent Amendment Orders as any vehicle which exceeds at least one of the following limits:
For full details of the requirements for movement of abnormal indivisible loads or vehicles by road when not complying with road vehicles regulations 1986 click here.
We, as highway authority, are responsible for authorising all abnormal load vehicle movements using council maintained roads – not trunk roads.
Notification of abnormal loads can either be processed through the Esdal 2 website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org two to five days in advance of the proposed movement. Please contact us using the details below. Details of the proposed movement will be checked against records of bridge height and weight restrictions, and route suitability.