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Decision details

Streetworks Permits

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: To advise on the proposed response to the receipt of a letter from the Secretary of State for Transport requesting that the Authority consider the implementation of a street works permit scheme to manage construction and utility activity on the Highway. To request Members approve further investigation to determine an appropriate scheme for York and that a subsequent report will be submitted to the Executive for approval identifying a recommended scheme at a future date.

The Executive Member will be asked to approve the investigation into potential options for the implementation of a Street Works Permit scheme.




(i)      That the commencement of feasibility work, to look at scheme development and cost benefit analysis (work stages 1 and 2), be approved.


(ii)      That the procurement of such works through the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) Services Framework be approved.


(iii)     That the funding of feasibility work from transport budgets, be approved. This costs approximately £41,300.

(iv)    That a further report be presented to the Executive following completion of work stages 1 & 2.




(i)      To respond positively to the letter received from the Minster for Transport, Chris Grayling, which sought that all local highway authorities now pursue the implementation of a Permit Scheme within their respective boundaries.


(ii)      To ensure that the local highway authority continued to fulfil its statutory duties under the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991 (NRSWA) and Traffic Management Act 1994 (TMA).


Report author: Richard Bogg

Publication date: 15/11/2018

Date of decision: 15/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 20/11/2018

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