Kent Permit Scheme
A permit scheme has the potential to improve management of all
works on local road networks and significantly reduce unnecessary
disruption to road users.
Within a permit scheme, anyone carrying out works in the road
will legally need to apply to us for permission, in advance of the
As an authority, we can choose to grant a permit, apply
conditions to a granted permit or decline permission for work.
Using these powers, not available under existing schemes, we can
improve the management of all works on the road network and because
of that reduce unnecessary disruption to road users.
What will a permit scheme give to Kent?
The Kent Permit Scheme is designed to encourage and deliver
improved planning and preparation for roadworks, ultimately leading
- more effective execution of roadworks
- better consideration to those who live near or travel through
- safer roadworks
- more innovative solutions, focusing on limiting disruption to
Ultimately, the practical benefits of a permit scheme will lead
to Kent’s highways being available to the travelling public and
businesses for more of the time, improving both journey times and
Measuring the performance of the scheme
We will be introducing ways to measure the benefits of a permit
scheme in Kent. These measurements will assess the positive effect
a scheme will have on the roads in Kent, specifically:
- journey times and reliability
- safety on the roads
- reduction in roadworks occupation.
Annual performance report
If you have any questions in relation to the Kent Permit Scheme,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.