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Local councils may introduce traffic management permit schemes to increase their control over how and when utility companies carry out road works.
This consultation invited views on proposals to remove the need for the Secretary for State to approve local authority applications to run permit schemes.
- Councils given greater freedom to clamp down on road works disruption, press notice, 23 January 2013
- Street work permit schemes to no longer require Secretary of State approval, written statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, 23 January 2013
- Cutting red tape to tackle road works disruption, press notice, 31 January 2012