Lane rental scheme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3588
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Transport for London (TfL) lane rental scheme is due to end in March 2019. This summer the Government is supposed to consult on the future of the scheme and the potential for the same powers to be given to local authorities. Are you able to give an update on the timing of that consultation?

Answer

Answer for Lane rental scheme

Answer for Lane rental scheme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 2 September, the Government announced two consultations on lane rental:

The first is on the proposal to remove the sunset clause specified in the existing Lane Rental regulations, which would mean that both TfL and Kent County Council could continue to operate their existing Lane Rental schemes beyond March 2019. This consultation closes on 16 September.

The second relates to possible longer-term Lane Rental schemes and whether other local authorities should be able to introduce them. This consultation closes on 28 October.

The consultations can be found here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-lane-rental-schemes-for-roadworks and https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/lane-rental-schemes-for-roadworks-removal-of-sunset-clause