Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council Permit Scheme

Closed 30 May 2014

Opened 7 Apr 2014

Results updated 6 Feb 2018

At a meeting on March 13th 2014 Warwickshire County Council Cabinet approved that:
Subject to the Strategic Director for Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder Transport and Planning, being satisfied, having regard to the outcomes of the consultation and the detailed business case, that it is appropriate to proceed the Strategic Directors of Communities and Resources be authorised to finalise the detailed content of the Permit Scheme and submit an application to the Secretary of State for Transport under the Traffic Management Act 2004.
The results of the consultation were presented back in accordance with this and the scheme application was made to the Department for Transport.


Warwickshire County Council and Coventry City Council are seeking views and questions from those affected and other interested parties on the introduction of a Permit Scheme.

From your responses, the Councils will consider whether any changes are required to the Permit Scheme, or whether clarification of the scope or operation of the scheme is required.

What is a Permit Scheme?

A Permit Scheme provides a consistent way to control activities in the highway.  It is essential that all activities in the highway are effectively coordinated and managed to ensure that traffic disruption and inconvenience is minimised whilst allowing companies such as utility companies and works by the Council the necessary time and space to complete their work.

The Permit Scheme differs from existing powers for managing activities on the street in a number of key ways:-

  1. Companies e.g utility companies or local authorities have to book occupation of the highway for activities and obtain a permit instead of simply giving notice;
  2. Any changes to activities need to be requested and agreed, including extensions;
  3. The Council can apply conditions to activities to impose constraints, e.g. method of working and times when work can be carried out;

You will find full details of the Permit Scheme below which sets out how the scheme will operate and the associated costs.

The Permit Scheme Consultation Document below provides an overview of the scheme and how to have to your say.

Where appropriate, it would be beneficial to make reference a specific Section or paragraph in the Permit Scheme document, to provide context for the response and to enable the Council to provide the necessary consideration or response.

A response can be made on any section of the Permit Scheme or in relation to the overall scope or objective of the Permit Scheme.

Responses are welcomed from individuals, organisations or those representing an interested party or organisation.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their views.


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