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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 Permit Scheme was introduced on 12th June 2012.

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 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.

The Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme Deregulation

Minor changes are required to the Leeds City Council Permit Scheme to comply with the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) (Amendments) Regulations 2015. These changes will come into force on 1 October 2015. Information relating to this, including the revised Yorkshire Permit Scheme document, can be found on the documents section of this page.

Permit fees

The current scale of permit fees that apply in Leeds is included in the Leeds Supplementary Information Document (August 2011). The fees are reviewed each year. The Outcome of the fee review for the period from 12 June 2012 to 31 December 2013 is that the permit fees should remain unchanged until the next fee review is undertaken. ​

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 247 5679 or 0113 395 0599 or email swpermits@leeds.gov.uk

Information for Activity Promoters

Further Information for activity promoters is available by following the link in related pages to Permit Information.

■ 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.​​

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