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Street works lane rental charges

Guidance for English local highway authorities on developing proposals to operate a lane rental scheme.

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Lane rental schemes guidance for English local highway authorities

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Lane rental cost-benefit analysis tool

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This guidance sets out what local highway authorities need to do if they wish to develop proposals and apply to operate a lane rental scheme.

A lane rental scheme allows a local highway authority to charge works promoters for the time that street and road works occupy the highway. Charges are focused on the very busiest streets at the busiest times. Charges apply to works promoted by both utility companies and local highway authorities on the local road network.

The power for local highway authorities to implement and operate a lane rental scheme in England is subject to approval by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Published 26 January 2012
Last updated 27 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Error corrected: calculator updated to fix a problem displaying the associated consumer and business benefits for each local authority.
  2. Street works lane rental guidance updated for 2018 and calculator released.
  3. First published.