The Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme (YCPS) 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 the council's strategic and traffic-sensitive highway network, comprising approximately 25% of the total network.

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

Information relating to an order to be made by Kirklees Council 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").

The outcome of the fee review for the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 is that the permit fees should remain unchanged until the next fee review is undertaken.

Permit fees in Kirklees (reviewed annually)
Item Fee
Provisional advance authorisation £100
Major works – over 10 days and all major works requiring a traffic regulation order £208
Major works – 4 to 10 day £130
Major works – up to 3 days £65
Standard activity permit £113
Minor activity permit £65
Immediate activity permit £60
Variation £45

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.

It is a requirement of the scheme that the activity promoter shall apply for a permit within 2 hours of starting or by 10.00 am the next working day.

It is a requirement of the scheme that promoters carrying out immediate activities on streets designated as requiring early notification are required 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.