Proposed Permit Scheme for Roadworks

Purpose of the consultation

We are seeking views on plans to introduce a permit scheme for carrying out roadworks in Wolverhampton.

We manage approximately 735km of highway across the city, our road network is fundamental to the city’s economy, enabling businesses to deliver goods and services. It also helps people access services such as health and education as well as employment and leisure activities and keeps communities connected.

Roadworks including work by utility companies, developers and maintenance work by the authority, can cause significant disruption.

Currently, there is a system in place whereby the activity promoter give notice to the authority to carry out works on the highway.

Under the proposed permit scheme, activity promoters will have to book time on the highway network by applying for a permit prior to carrying out works. Similar schemes have already been implemented by other local authorities.

A permit scheme will allow us to improve the management and coordination of essential roadworks.

It aims to:

·         Reduce disruption and inconvenience caused by roadworks on the highway

·         Protect the structure of the street and the apparatus belonging to utility companies and other parties

·         Ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians and staff working on the highway

·         Help the council provide better information for road users about work on the highway.


Government statutory guidance for permit schemes can be found here:

The Wolverhampton Council Permit Scheme has been developed under the powers provided in Part 3 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (“TMA”) and the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007, and the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Amendment) Regulations, and any subsequent amendments.

Full details of our proposed permit scheme, including the proposed cost of permits, are attached below.

·         Cabinet Report – Roadworks Permitting

·         Wolverhampton Permit Scheme

·         Supporting document

·         Wolverhampton Streetworks – Cost Benefit Analysis

·         Wolverhampton Permit Fees cost matrix

·         Consultation Letter

·         Consultation Questionnaire


Please submit your consultation response via email to

The consultation period closes on Friday 11 January 2019 and the scheme is likely to be implemented 1 April 2019.

Following completion of the consultation a report will be published on this website detailing the responses received along with our response.

Contact us

Traffic Management
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St Peters Square

Telephone 01902 555791


Supporting documents