Guidance

Strategic salt protocol

The arrangements for allocating salt to local authorities from the emergency salt reserve, and the work they need to do to prepare for winter.

Documents

Emergency salt reserve: salt protocol - note for local highway authorities in England

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Winter 2018 to 2019 letter

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Details

The strategic salt protocol sets out arrangements for the allocation of salt from the emergency reserve, if and when required, including the price of salt.

The letter from Jesse Norman, Minister of State for Transport, is addressed to local highways authorities. It explains the action being taken to prepare for winter 2018 to 2019 and the work highway authorities need to do to prepare for winter.

Published 30 October 2012
Last updated 6 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Note and letter updated for 2018 to 2019
  2. Salt protocol and letter to local highway authorities for winter 2016 to 2017.
  3. Published the salt protocol and letter to local highway authorities for winter 2015 to 2016.
  4. Added Robert Goodwill's winter letter.
  5. Salt protocol document updated for 2013.
  6. First published.