Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme

Permit Scheme de-regulation information

Information pursuant to an order 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”).

Read the notice and documents associated with the Permit Scheme de-regulation

Background

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 The City of Bradford Metropolitan District 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 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 The City of Bradford Metropolitan District 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 Bradford Supplementary Information Document (March 2013), which is available from this page.

Permit fees

Activity City of Bradford MDC Permit Fee

Provisional Advance Authorisation

£100

Major Activity Permit – 0 to 3 days

£65

Major Activity Permit – 4 to 10 days

£130

Major Activity Permit – 11 days+

£206

Standard Activity Permit

£125

Minor Activity Permit

£62

Immediate Activity Permit

£57

Variations

£45

Permit Register

A register of permits and notices will be available to view.

Conditions relating to Immediate works

YCPS condition reference

YCPS condition type

Condition

Circumstances where applied

Reason for condition

YI01

Standard condition for immediate works

The activity promoter shall apply for a permit within 2 hours of starting or by 10am the next working day.

Immediate activities

National requirement.

YI02

Standard condition for immediate works

The permit authority and a suitable provider of real-time traffic and travel information shall be contacted within an hour of attendance on site where the immediate works require an emergency traffic regulation notice or lane closure on a traffic sensitive street.

Immediate activities where an emergency temporary traffic regulation notice or lane closure on a traffic sensitive street are required.

To ensure that the public have accurate and up to date information regarding disruptive and unexpected activities.

YI03

Standard condition for immediate works

The permit authority shall be contacted within an hour of attendance on site where the immediate works require the use of portable traffic signals on a traffic sensitive street.

Immediate activities where the use of portable traffic signals on a traffic sensitive street is required.

To ensure that the public have accurate and up to date information regarding disruptive and unexpected activities.

YI04

Standard condition for immediate works

In circumstances where the immediate works require an emergency road closure the permit authority will be contacted at the first available opportunity during normal office hours to agree the correct diversion route and emergency temporary traffic regulation notice.

Immediate activities where an emergency temporary traffic regulation notice is required.

To ensure that appropriate diversions are signed as soon as possible and that inappropriate routes are not used.

YI05

Standard condition for immediate works

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

Immediate activities where portable traffic signals are required.

To avoid undue disruption due to unexpected temporary restrictions.

YI06

Standard condition for immediate works

For immediate activities on streets designated in the National Street Gazetteer as requiring early notification, the activity promoter shall telephone the number specified on the Permit Authority's website immediately the activity has been identified. The call will be logged and a unique reference number provided to the applicant, and this number should be included in the subsequent permit application.

Immediate activities on streets where early notification is required.

To enable the permit authority to have an input to the design and implementation of otherwise unplanned temporary traffic management on particularly sensitive parts of the network.

These conditions apply to immediate works in the period between the commencement of the activity and the grant of a permit.

Contact us

For advice on the permit scheme or to discuss any immediate activity you may be undertaking please contact us by email network.management@bradford.gov.uk or by telephone 01274 437420

Information for activity promoters

Further information for activity promoters is available to download on this page and will be updated periodically.