Highway permit scheme
On 31 March 2015 a highways permit scheme was put in place to further help us minimise the disruption caused by works on our road network.
The scheme only applies to:
- those streets that fall within our administrative boundary and experience large volumes of traffic
- those streets that are defined as 'traffic sensitive' - these streets form Derbyshire's strategic road network.
Derby City Council operates its own separate scheme.
Anyone carrying out works on these specified roads will need to apply for a permit before starting any works. Typically this is utility companies (telephone, gas, water), ourselves, and anyone that is working on a development for which planning permission has been granted and that affects the highway.
The core objective of the permit scheme is to:
- reduce the disruption to road users by ensuring all works are managed appropriately and in a timely manner
- enable more efficient use of the road network
- help reduce carbon emissions and improve local air quality by reducing congestion due to standing traffic.
Where we deem it inappropriate or detrimental to the efficient use of the road network, we can refuse a permit application and require the applicant to reconsider how they propose to go about their works. However, it's not always possible to prevent works being undertaken that adversely affect road users. In these circumstances, we will work with all parties to minimise the impact as far as practicable.
Full details of our permit scheme are attached to this page, along with a list of specified streets and their associated maps.
Derbyshire roadworks (opens in a new window) holds all extensive information on street designation, current and future works on the highway.
Applying for a highway permit
The permit scheme legally obliges anyone who wishes to perform or carry out an activity (as defined by the permit scheme) to obtain a permit before starting that activity. Permits are typically only applied for by and issued to utility companies and our own highways engineers or authorised contractors working for these bodies on their behalf.
These bodies use an electronic service called EToN and we will normally only accept permit applications via this service. However, there will be circumstances when this is not possible. In this instance, an application can be made by completing an online application form or emailing a completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests for early starts
We will consider requests for early starts following a permit application. The requests must be made by telephone. See the contact list for the street works team.
The delivery of parity and performance will be measured using a set of key performance indicators.
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- Derbyshire County Council Permit Scheme (293KB)
- Permit fees (109KB)
- List of traffic sensitive streets (107KB)
- Permit Application / TMA notice - Word version (80KB)
- Permit Application / TMA notice - Excel version (70KB)
- Traffic sensitive / permit roads Derbyshire Dales District Council area (1547KB)
- Traffic sensitive / permit roads High Peak Borough Council area (1283KB)
- Traffic sensitive / permit roads Chesterfield Borough Council area (488KB)
- Traffic sensitive / permit roads North East Derbyshire and Bolsover District Council area (1492KB)
- Traffic sensitive / permit roads South Derbyshire and Erewash districts and Amber Valley Borough Council area (1646KB)