Street works permit scheme
You may need a permit if you want to work on our roads or pavements.
What work needs a permit
You will need a street works permit if you are:
- digging up (opening up) or resurfacing a street
- digging up (opening up) a road or cycleway of traffic-sensitive streets at traffic sensitive times
- needing temporary traffic control
- needing a temporary traffic regulation order or notice, or the suspension of a pedestrian facility
- reducing the lanes available on a road/verge/footpath of three or more lanes
- reducing the width of the existing road/verge/footpath of a traffic-sensitive street at a traffic sensitive time
Recommended street work hours
- Monday-Friday: 8.00am to 6.00pm,
- Saturday: 8.30am to 1.00pm
- Sunday and bank holidays: no work to take place
Work to fix a danger or loss of service, may need to take place outside of these hours.
How to apply
You can make an application for a permit
- through the online Street Manager system - contact us for more information
You may also have to fill in one or more of the following:
- Apply to close a public road, footpath or right of way
- Apply to dig up a road, verge or pavement
- Temporary traffic signal application forms
Why we have a permit scheme
All roadworks can reduce the amount of the space available to traffic and pedestrians. They can also cause problems for businesses and residents. The scale of disruption is different depending on the type of work and the size of the area. If not well managed, it can lead to unnecessary congestion, disruption and delays.
Our road and street works permit scheme is designed to:
- reduce disruption on our roads
- improve management of our roads
- reduce delays to road and pathway users
- promote a safer environment
- reduce carbon emissions
What to do if you do not need a street works permit
You may still need to fill in a Section 50 license.