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St Helens Council Permit Scheme

Street Works Contacts

St Helens Council Street Works Department (08:00am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday) 01744 671800 / 01744 676259
St Helens Council Out of Hours 01744 676728

Permit schemes provide an alternative to the notification system (in accordance with the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991). Instead of informing an Authority of their intention to carry out works, the activity promoter will have to book time on the highway by obtaining a permit.

We have been a permitting authority since 10 April 2012.

Anyone wishing to carry out works in an adopted street will need to obtain a permit from us. This includes works being undertaken by:

  • Utility companies
  • Contractors
  • Our own internal departments 

The aims of the permit scheme are to:

  • Reduce occupation of the highway to benefit all road users;
  • Obtain greater control of all activities on the public highway;
  • Minimise/avoid/manage delays to all road users;
  • Enhance co-ordination of all activities on the highway;
  • Achieve an improvement in air quality;
  • Enhance safety of all road users at road and street activities;
  • Reduce potential incidents/accidents at road activities;
  • Improve public perception of managing road activities;
  • Enhance reliability of journey times;
  • Enhance journey experience;
  • Reduce long-term damage to the highway asset;
  • Encourage collaborative activities between all activity promoters;
  • Enhance reliability of activities taking place at a particular time, especially on the strategic road network.