The Traffic Management Act 2004 introduced permit schemes as a different way to manage activities in the public highway, to significantly reduce disruption from roadworks.
To carry out roadworks or other notifiable activities on the public highway, you will legally need to apply to Norfolk County Council for permission.
Norfolk’s scheme received approval by the Secretary of State for Transport in January 2014 and has been operational since May 2014.
It applies to the whole of Norfolk, with the exception of the trunk roads (A11 and A47) in which case you will need to contact Highways England for guidance.
It is a requirement that an annual report be produced for each of the first three years that the scheme is in operation and then each third year.