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Congestion-busting permit scheme gets business backing

A congestion-busting scheme to cut the pain of delays and boost the economy has received backing from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks, where and when last year with the launch of a permit scheme. It means roads are dug up and closed less often, cutting hold-ups and … Continue reading

Third council set to join Surrey roadworks clampdown

A Surrey County Council permit scheme to ease the pain of roadworks could extend to the equivalent of halfway across Wales if Bracknell Forest signs up. Bracknell Forest councillors are consulting on whether to join the roadworks permit scheme, launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils last month to decide how works are done, … Continue reading

More than 200 roadworks rejected in Surrey congestion crackdown

Council bosses have rejected permission for almost 250 inadequate roadworks in a fortnight since launching their new permit scheme. Earlier this month, Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks where, when and with whom. This will mean up to 2,400 fewer roadworks in the county every year, slashing congestion and saving Surrey’s economy … Continue reading

Stronger council powers to cut roadworks misery

Road users plagued by roadworks will benefit from a new congestion crackdown launched by Surrey County Council. For years, the law has allowed different companies to dig up the same roads at different times, costing the local economy millions a year and causing misery to road users. Now Surrey County Council is taking control of who … Continue reading

Roadworks permit scheme gets government approval

A joint roadworks permit scheme between Surrey and East Sussex county councils which will ease the frustration of motorists and save millions of pounds by cutting traffic jams has been approved by the Transport Secretary. Patrick McLoughlin has given Surrey and East Sussex control over when utility companies and other businesses dig up the roads, … Continue reading

Task force to tackle disruption caused by utility companies welcomed

Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … Continue reading

Joint permit scheme could save millions

A joint roadworks permit scheme between Surrey and East Sussex councils would save millions of pounds in reduced traffic jams and bodged repairs, councillors will hear next week. In Surrey alone around 40,000 roadworks take place annually, costing the county’s economy just under £100 million due to the congestion they cause. At the moment councils … Continue reading

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