One million holes in London roads 1

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I note that only 18 Borough Councils (City of London, Westminster City Council, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lewisham, Redbridge and Wandsworth) have voluntarily involved themselves in the planned Roadwork's permit scheme to help co-ordinate roadworks in London. What approaches have been made by you or TfL to the Councils which are not engaged in their project?


Answer for One million holes in London roads 1

Answer for One million holes in London roads 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was particularly pleased that the DfT gave TfL and 18 boroughs involved in the first tranche approval to operate a common permit scheme.

All boroughs were aware of the proposed London Permit Scheme when it was raised and discussed at the London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee on 12 March 2008. All boroughs were committed to the Scheme but not all subsequently felt that they were able to proceed in applying to the DfT to operate a scheme in the first tranche. A meeting was held at the end of October, to which all 15 non-participating Boroughs were invited to be briefed on the benefits of permits and the process to make an application. TfL has offered to provide support to any of the remaining boroughs wishing to apply to operate a permit scheme and I would encourage the Leader of every borough to consider making an application.