Roadworks Permit Scheme (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Victoria Borwick
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the joint working between Transport for London and 18 London Borough Council on the Roadworks Permit Scheme, will the scheme by rolled out to rest of the local authorities in the capital?


Answer for Roadworks Permit Scheme (2)

Answer for Roadworks Permit Scheme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I was particularly pleased that DfT gave TfL and the 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.