Consultation outcome

Severn crossings: proposed toll reductions

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Local press advert: proposed charging order

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Draft M4 and M48 Motorways (Severn Bridges Charging Scheme) Order 2017

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Location of proposed Severn Crossing charging scheme map

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The Severn Crossings: government response on reducing toll prices and other issues

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Pontydd Hafren: gostwng prisiau tollau a materion eraill ymateb y llywodraeth

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Detail of outcome

Notice on proposals to make the Severn Crossings charging order

Legislative process requires an 84 day period to allow sufficient time for:

  • objections
  • representations

about the charging order to be implemented at the Severn Crossings in 2018. This process involves release of the draft order itself along with:

  • the formal notification of this process
  • a map showing the location affected by the order
  • Secretary of States Chris Grayling’s statement giving the reasons for the order

for comment.

Views about the draft order and documents must be made, no later than 12 December 2017, by either:

stating the grounds of objection. Comments received may be shared with others affected by it.

This process was publicised in the Western Mail and London Gazette newspapers and all documents can also be read at:

  • The Wales Office, 1 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 4DQ
  • Highways England, Temple Quay House, Bristol BS1 6HA

during working hours.

Outcome to Severn crossings: proposed toll reductions consultation

The final outcome and government response to the Severn crossings toll consultation was released on 15 September 2017.

The outcomes are:

The tolling period in 2018 is to allow taxpayer costs related to the crossings to be recovered.

The consultation had 459 responses from:

  • individuals
  • business
  • other organisations

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on the proposed halving of tolls on the Severn crossings.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

The government has proposed halving tolls at the Severn crossings when the current concession comes to an end.

This consultation seeks views on the proposed reductions, and the draft legislation that would implement the reductions.

It also discusses other issues, including the possibility of replacing toll barriers with ‘free flow’ tolling, where drivers pay electronically with no need to stop.

Draft charging order – this order would implement a road user charging order on the Severn crossings under the Transport Act 2000.

Draft statutory instrument defining vehicle categories – these regulations would allow the Severn crossings charging order to use the same vehicle categories as currently apply on the crossings.

Documents

The Severn Crossings: reducing toll prices and other issues

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Croesfannau Hafren: gostyngiadau arfaethedig i’r tollau a materion eraill

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Severn crossings draft charging order

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Severn crossings draft statutory instrument: vehicle categories

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Published 13 January 2017
Last updated 19 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Objection and representation period for reviewing a draft charging order and other information announced.
  2. Final outcome and government response to the Severn Crossing toll consultation released.
  3. First published.