Common Permit Scheme

We will be implementing a modified Permit Scheme from 4 March 2020 – further details available here

The Permit Scheme

The West Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme is intended to deliver public benefits by minimising the inconvenience and disruption caused by road works to all road users.

Permit schemes replace part of the existing New Roads and Street Works Act noticing system. On the affected permit streets, instead of notifying of their intention to carry out work, an activity promoter must apply for a permit which sets out how the work will be undertaken to minimise disruption.

The Permit Scheme was introduced on 31 March 2015.

Who Needs a Permit?

Anyone carrying out works in a permit street needs a permit. This includes works by utility companies and works carried out by Wakefield Council and its partners. It does not include activities such as builders’ skips and scaffolding where the existing arrangements will be maintained.

A list of current permit streets is included in the Scheme Supplementary Information

Permit fees

The current scale of permit fees that apply in Wakefield is included in the Scheme Supplementary Information Document.  The fees are reviewed each year.

Permit Register

For advice on the permit scheme or to discuss any immediate activity you may be undertaking please telephone 01924 306546 or 01924 306403 or email

Annu​​al report

The report contains details of the common permit scheme operation, overall general performance information for the first year of the scheme and individual date and fee reviews for each Authority.


The attached contain information pursuant to an order to be made by The Council of the City of Wakefield to vary the “Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme” to comply with the requirements of the Deregulation Act 2015, the Traffic Management Permit Scheme ( England) Regulations 2007 as amended, and the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (“the Amendment Regulations”) from 1st October 2015.

Contact us

Highways and Engineering

PO Box 700
Wakefield One
Burton Street

0345 8 506 506