Decision details

Variation to Street Works Permit Scheme (WL)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision to make a variation order for the Street Works Permit Scheme which would enable fees for street works permits to be changed.


A variation order shall be made to the street works permit scheme which will enable the fees as outlined in Table 1 of the report relating to E3384 to be introduced.

Reasons for the decision:

Operating costs of the permit scheme are exceeding permit fee income.  Statutory regulations enable councils to charge fees for permits to cover these costs.  Street works permit fees need to be increased in order to maintain the current level of service.

Alternative options considered:

Not increasing permit fees – ruled out because it would mean that the current level of service would have to be significantly reduced.

Publication date: 17/10/2022

Date of decision: 17/10/2022

Effective from: 25/10/2022

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