Variation of the West Berkshire Council Street Works Permit Scheme
Having your sayConsultation status Results published
On 1 September 2017 West Berkshire District Council (the Council) brought the current version of the Street Works Permit Scheme into effect through a legal order.
After undertaking an evaluation of the permit scheme in 2021, as required under regulations, the Council has determined that changes are required to the permit scheme operating model. As such the permit fee levels need to increase to cover the additional costs of operating the permit scheme (in accordance with regulations).
The Council also intends to take the opportunity to vary the permit scheme content to ensure it is, and will remain, fit-for-purpose and in accordance with legislation and associated statutory guidance.
A copy of thecan be viewed here or below.
Why we want your views
In accordance with Regulation 5 of the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007 the Council is now consulting on this varation.
How to take part
Responses to the consultation should be sent by email to the Streetworks Team or via letter marked for the attention of Streetworks, Environment Department, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD. This consultation will run for a period of four weeks between Friday 4 February 2022 and Friday 4 March 2022 (inclusive).
What happens next
Consultation responses will be considered and a decision made as to whether to implement the revised scheme as currently drafted or to make amendments in light of comments received. The results of the consultation will be published prior to 31 March 2022.
What you told us
Out of the 3 responses received, 2 welcomed the clear, concise nature of the new Permit Scheme document, although a number of questions were raised regarding the content of the Scheme. These questions included requests for clarification of some of the Scheme content and challenged some of the documents referenced within the Scheme.
What we did
Having reviewed all responses it was considered that there was no reason that the varied Scheme should not be introduced. As such, Version 5.0 of the WBC Permit Scheme became effective on 1 May 2022.
Further information on the Streetworks Permit Scheme is available at https://www.westberks.gov.uk/roadworkspermits