Decision details

Keeping Staffordshire Moving - Highway Permit Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree that the County Council becomes a permit authority for road and street works under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) from 1st April 2020



“We have bold, ambitious plans for Staffordshire, and it is hugely important to local communities, businesses and transport services that we ‘Keep Staffordshire Moving’.


“Through the introduction of a permit scheme for activities on the highway network, we will have greater control over works, enabling: the promotion of better working practices; improved coordination and quality of works; better informed residents and highway users; and reduced impact whilst essential works to the highway or utility apparatus is taking place.”


Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the introduction of a permit scheme which will enable the authority to grant permits to works promoters to undertake works on the highway and which will provide greater control over those works. 


Decision That the authority:


(i)            Implements a Street Works Permit Scheme for Staffordshire under the Traffic Management Act 2004 in April 2020;


Adopts the common set of scheme conditions developed for the West and Shire Permit authorities.

Report author: David Walters

Publication date: 19/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/03/2020

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