Issue details

West Sussex Road and Street Works Lane Rental Scheme

The New Roads & Street Works Act 1991, as amended, contains provision for Highway Authorities to operate Lane Rental Schemes that involve charging promoters of street and road works for the time their works occupy the highway network.


The County Council has a well-run operational Permit Scheme however, as there is no cost associated with the duration or timing of the works, there is no financial incentive for works promoters to reduce the number of days taken to complete the works or to work outside the busiest periods.


It is anticipated that a Lane Rental Scheme, which will enable the County Council to charge for occupation of the most traffic sensitive streets at traffic sensitive times, will encourage the planning of works outside of these times and lead to reduced delays for road users.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/06/2021

Decision due: August 2021 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead member: Councillor Joy Dennis

Contact: Jeff Elliot, Highway Network and Traffic Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 25973.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



Local neighbouring Highway Authorities, utility companies, road user representative groups and non-government organisations

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services


Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052


Background papers

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