Statutory guidance

Objectives and conditions for Highways England

Sets out the Secretary of State’s aims, objectives and conditions for Highways England who have been appointed as the strategic highways company.


Highways England: licence

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This licence issues the Secretary of State for Transport’s statutory directions to the new strategic highways company, under powers proposed in the Infrastructure Act 2015.

It sets important objectives and conditions around how the strategic highways company must act in exercising its role and statutory functions.

Published 12 March 2015