Shropshire Council

Street Works Enforcement Policy 2019

  • Period: 11 February 2019 - 29 March 2019
  • Status: Open
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Highways maintenance
  • Type: Public

Our Street Works team has a responsibility to manage the Shropshire Council network of roads. In doing so utility companies, such as gas, electric, water are required to obtain permission from the team to undertake works. Under legislation set out in the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007 we have powers that allow us to enforce legislation against utilities.

Our Regulation and Enforcement Policy covers all aspects of enforcement and options open to us across a wide range of legislation. Paragraph 1.2 of this policy states that:

“Certain services may have additional legislative guidance and considerations that set out specific enforcement requirements in their service areas with relevant policies and guidance developed to run in parallel with this policy.”

The nature of the enforcement undertaken by the Street Works team requires a more specific policy, detailing the legislation that the team use and the options open to us for enforcement. This policy will also ensure that if a prosecution is brought for any offence covered by the policy any legal challenge on the basis of process is less likely.

We're therefore consulting on this policy in order to allow interested parties to comment on its contents, and be made aware of the intention that Street Works will have its own policy.

We intend to adopt this policy as a sub-policy of our Better Regulation and Enforcement Policy, giving more service-specific guidance in relation to the compliance and enforcement options open to the Street Works team.

Documents

Let us know your thoughts on the draft Street Works Enforcement Policy 2019...

By email: streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk

By letter:

Street Works
Highways & Transport Team
Shropshire Council
107 Longden Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 9EL

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