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