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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 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 informing Leeds City 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.

The implementation date for the permit scheme was 12th June 2012. Transitional arrangements have been made and these are set out in the Statutory Instrument, which is available to download from this page.

Who Needs a Permit?

Anyone carrying out works in a permit street will need a permit from Leeds City Council. This includes works by utility companies and works carried out by Leeds City 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 Leeds Supplementary Information Document (August 2011), which is available on this page.

Proposed permit fees

The current scale of permit fees that apply in Leeds is included in the Leeds Supplementary Information Document (August 2011). The fees will be reviewed each year.

Permit Register

You can check a register of permits and notices by following this link; www.leeds.gov.uk/streetworks
Contact Details 

 For advice on the permit scheme or to discuss any immediate activity you may be undertaking please contact;

0113 2475679 or 0113 3950599 or email swpermits@leeds.gov.uk

Information for Activity Promoters

Further information for activity promoters is available to download on this page.

■ A list of standard conditions which apply to immediate activities before a permit is granted (see document YPAN004 – Permit Conditions).
■ A list of suggested model conditions which may be included in a permit application (see document YPAN004 – Permit Conditions).
■ A list of frequently asked questions.​