Statutory guidance

Co-ordinating street works

Code of practice for local authorities who have a duty to co-ordinate works in the highway, and for undertakers on how to co-operate in the process.


Code of practice for the co-ordination of street works and works for road purposes and related matters

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This code of practice is intended to help local authorities co-ordinate works in the highway under section 59 of the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) (NRSWA).

It also helps undertakers fulfil their duty to co-operate in this process, under section 60 of NRSWA.

The code provides practical guidance on the responsibilities of authorities and undertakers.

The fourth edition of the code came into force on 1 October 2012, replacing the version published in August 2009. It includes a revised chapter 10 on section 74 overrun charges.

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Undertakers not complying with the noticing requirements can be served with a fixed penalty notice under The Street Works (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2007.

Published 19 August 2009
Last updated 7 January 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated to feature 4th edition of code of practice.

  2. First published.