Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme

Roadworks directly or indirectly affect everyone. The Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme is intended to deliver public benefits by minimising the inconvenience and disruption caused by roadworks 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 informing Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council 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.

Who needs a permit?

Anyone carrying out road works on permit streets must comply with this scheme.

This includes works by utility companies and works carried out on behalf of Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council and its partners. It does not include activities such as builders' skips and scaffolding where the existing arrangements will be maintained.


Permit Scheme Amendment Regulations 2015

Information relating to an order to be made by Calderdale Council to vary the "Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme". To comply with the requirements of the:

  • Deregulation Act 2015;
  • Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007, as amended;
  • Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 ("the Amendment Regulations").



Permit fees

Permit fees in Calderdale
Type of application Fee
Provisional advance authorisation £89
Major works – over 10 days and all major works requiring a traffic regulation order £190
Major works – 4 to 10 day £125
Major works – up to 3 days £55
Standard activity permit £117
Minor activity permit £48
Immediate activity permit £33
Variation £45


Conditions relating to immediate works

The Permit Authority can under Regulation 13 impose conditions on immediate activities for the period between starting work on site and the activity promoter receiving a permit. Such conditions are of the types specified in Regulation 10.

Portable traffic signals will be controlled manually during traffic sensitive times as stated on the local street gazetteer.

It is a requirement of the scheme that the activity promoter shall apply for a permit within 2 hours of starting or by 10am the next working day.

It is a requirement of the scheme that promoters carrying out immediate activities on streets designated as requiring early notification are required to contact the Permit Authority, by telephone, immediately, notwithstanding the duty to submit a permit application within two hours. Not all category 0-2 and traffic sensitive streets have been so designated, but only those most susceptible to unplanned disruptions. These designated streets have been indicated with an ASD record in the NSG which includes the contact telephone number(s).

These conditions and statutory requirements are posted on the Permit Authority’s public website where they can be accessed by promoters. Following discussions with the promoter, the Permit Authority may require additional conditions for individual immediate activities before a permit is issued. These conditions will be recorded on the register against the reference number given to those activities.


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For advice on the scheme or to discuss any immediate work you need to carry out, contact: