Consultation outcome

Future of lane rental schemes for roadworks

This consultation has concluded

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Government response to consultation on the future of lane rental

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Road works: the future of lane rental impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

This document contains:

  • a summary of the responses received to the consultation
  • the government’s decision about the future for lane rental schemes

We have decided to proceed with option 2 from the consultation. This will allow other local authorities to bid for and set up lane rental schemes as a way of reducing the impact of street works on the busiest roads at the busiest times.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on whether to keep existing roadwork lane rental schemes and allow other authorities to adopt their own schemes.

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Consultation description

Consultation seeking views on the future of lane rental schemes.

Lane rental involves charging organisations carrying out road works for the time their works occupy certain parts of the highway. The schemes are focused on the busiest streets at the busiest times.

The consultation asks if:

  • the 2 pioneer lane rental schemes, in operation in London and Kent, should continue
  • other local authorities to be allowed introduce lane rental schemes

In order to allow sufficient time to agree and implement a longer term solution we are consulting on removing the ‘sunset clause’ which will allow lane rental schemes to continue beyond March 2019.

Documents

The future of lane rental

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Impact assessment: road works: the future of lane rental

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Published 2 September 2017
Last updated 16 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Government response and impact assessment to the consultation on the future of lane rental schemes published.
  2. First published.