West Berkshire Council

Street Works Permit Scheme

Managing works carried out on our roads, and minimising disruption they cause

West Berkshire operates a street works permit scheme. 
The pdf icon Permit Scheme Order for West Berkshire Council [40kb] is in line with the requirements of the Department for Transport.  

The permit scheme is intended to manage when, how and where street and road works take place across public highways in our district. It doesn't affect motorways and trunk roads (the M4 and A34), for which Highways England is the Highway Authority.

Within the permit scheme, anyone carrying out works in the road will legally need to apply to West Berkshire Council for permission, in advance of the works.  Using this scheme is intended to improve management of all works on our roads and reduce unnecessary disruption to road users.

Applying for a permit

Fill out and return the pdf icon Street Works Permit - Application Form [516kb].

pdf icon Fees and charges [16kb] will apply according to the type of work you're planning to carry out.  You may wish to pdf icon check whether you need a permit [618kb] for the work you're planning before you apply.   

About the scheme

Permit schemes were introduced by the government as a way to help councils minimise disruption from street and road works.

The following supporting documents give more background as to the introduction of the scheme, our aims, and the codes of conduct we operate to.

Our powers under the new scheme

West Berkshire Council can choose to grant a permit, pdf icon apply conditions to a granted permit or decline permission [58kb] for the proposed work to be carried out. These powers were not available before.  By managing proposed work in this way, we can reduce unnecessary disruption to road users.

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