The Kirklees Council Permit Scheme (KCPS) is intended to deliver public benefits by minimising the inconvenience and disruption caused by road works to all road users, residents and businesses on the busiest roads on the network.

It applies to all adopted highways in Kirklees.

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

The Kirklees Council Permit Scheme will improve the strategic and operational management of the road network through better planning, scheduling and management of activities in order to minimise disruption to any people using the road or pavement. We will be able to use the scheme to co-ordinate activities across the highway network, looking to ensure that disruption to those competing for space or time in the street, including traffic, can be reduced in a positive and constructive way.

The scheme intends to:

  • Reduce disruption on the road network
  • Improve management of the road network
  • Reduce delays to the travelling public
  • Reduce costs to businesses caused by delays
  • Promote a safer environment
  • Reduce carbon emissions

You will need a permit if your activity includes:

  • Breaking up or resurfacing any street
  • Opening the carriageway or cycleway of traffic-sensitive streets at traffic sensitive times
  • The need for any form of temporary traffic regulation order or notice, or the suspension of pedestrian crossing facilities
  • Reducing the lanes available on a carriageway of three or more lanes
  • Reducing the width of the existing carriageway of a traffic-sensitive street at a traffic sensitive time

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.

The scheme requires the promoter to apply for a permit within 2 hours of starting or by 10.00 am the next working day.

The scheme requires promoters carrying out immediate activities on streets designated as requiring early notification 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.

Permit fees in Kirklees (reviewed annually)
Category Main Roads Minor Road
Reinstatement category of street 0, 1 and 2 3 and 4 3 and 4
Street designated as traffic sensitive or not All streets Traffic sensitive at some times/locations Non traffic sensitive at any time or location
Time and location of activity Any time and location Any part within traffic sensitive times/locations Wholly within non traffic sensitive times/locations Any time and location
Provisional Advance Authorisation £105* £105 £73.50 £75
Major Works - over 10 days and all major works requiring a traffic regulation order £240* £240 £168 £150
Major Works - 4 to 10 days £130* £130 £91 £75
Major Works - up to 3 days £65* £65 £45.50 £45
Standard Activity £130* £130 £91 £75
Minor Activity £65* £65 £45.50 £45
Immediate Activity £60* £60 £42 £40

A discount will be applied where works are undertaken wholly outside of traffic sensitive times on traffic sensitive streets.

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