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About the permit scheme

Bracknell Forest operates under The Traffic Management Permit Scheme Order. This helps us to manage street and road works across our 915km of road network. The scheme excludes any motorways and trunk roads, for which Highways England is the highway authority.


Part 3 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 introduced permit schemes as a different way in which activities in the public highway could be managed to improve a highway authority's ability to minimise disruption from street and road works.

Within a permit scheme, anyone carrying out works in the road legally needs to apply to us for permission, in advance of the works.

We can then choose to:

  • grant a permit
  • apply conditions to a granted permit
  • decline permission for work

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