The Scheme
The Scheme

The Scheme was approved by the Secretary of State for Transport in July 2012 and came into operation on the 29th April 2013. From the 1st October 2015 onwards, minor changes have been made to the scheme to ensure it complies with the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) (Amendments) Regulations 2015. A copy of the 2015 Order for each Authority can be found here:Logos


The new revised GMRAPS document is available from the Documents page.

The scheme require Utility companies to apply for a chargeable Permit before undertaking any works.

The Permit fee income is used by the 10 Highway Authorities of Greater Manchester for additional resources to better manage and coordinate these essential works and to minimise the congestion and disruption they cause.

The scheme also requires the 10 Highway Authorities to permit their own works (they won’t charge themselves however) so all works on the highway are treated equally and coordinated together.

GMRAPS has been developed to apply to all adopted roads throughout Greater Manchester and therefore will operate within the districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

The Authorities operating the scheme are committed to operating the scheme in a functionally identical manner and are focused on delivering the benefits of the scheme.