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 is 12th June 2012. Transitional arrangements have been made and these are set out in the Statutory Instrument, which is available to download below.
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 below.
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.
You can check a register of permits and notices by following this link; www.leeds.gov.uk/streetworks
For advice on the permit scheme or to discuss any immediate activity you may be undertaking please contact;
0113 2477569 or 0113 3950599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Activity Promoters
Further information for activity promoters is provided below.
■ 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.