Decision details

Managing Roadworks, Kent Lane Rental Scheme - 12/01932

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse the application to the Department of Transport to introduce the Kent lane Rental Scheme with an aim to bring the scheme onto effect within summer 2013.

How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:
Roadworks are a necessary part of maintaining the highways and services of Kent. Kent has been operating a permit scheme to good effect since 25 January 2010. The proposed Kent Lane Rental Scheme will incentivise innovation and a focus on Kent’s top tier of roads to enable this work to take place with the absolute minimum of inconvenience helping to deliver ‘Growth without Gridlock’

Impact/costs and risks of proposed decision:
The cost of developing and running of the scheme will be covered fully by the charges received under the scheme. There will need to be parity with Kent’s own work however the charges should be able to be minimised by good working practices. The scheme will deliver a significant surplus which under the regulations will need to be reinvested into the street and road works industry to fund initiatives to reduce congestion.

Publication date: 12/10/2012

Date of decision: 27/09/2012

Effective from: 22/10/2012

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