Norman Baker

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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

Surrey head of highways speaks at national event on improving roads

Surrey County Council’s head of highways has spoken at a national event looking at improving roads that featured Transport Minister Norman Baker. Jason Russell talked at the Highways Maintenance 2012: Driving Change conference in his role for the Department for Transport’s Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP). The HMEP, launched by Mr Baker last year, seeks … Continue reading

Transport Minister Norman Baker highlights SE7’s work to make savings

Transport Minister Norman Baker has singled out the work done by SE7 to “negotiate savings” from the group of councils’ combined roads bill. The minister championed the alliance of seven South East councils for its road maintenance efficiency drive at The Future Highways Delivery conference in London, pointing to savings through improved deals from contractors … Continue reading

Department for Transport uses SE7 to promote national efficiency programme

The SE7 group of major regional councils is being used to promote a Department for Transport efficiency drive. The national Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) seeks to identify and promote innovative ways of addressing road maintenance issues. SE7’s work, which includes the launch last month of the UK’s first masters degree course to train the … Continue reading

Powers to cut road work disruption welcomed

Government plans* to give councils more power to cut chaos and congestion caused by utility company road works have been welcomed by one of UK’s largest local authorities. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake, who oversees more than 3,000 miles of some of the country’s busiest roads, said: “When we … Continue reading

Ian Lake and Norman Baker interviewed about new Walton bridge

Transport Minister Norman Baker today welcomed the start of work on the new Walton bridge over the River Thames in an interview alongside Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment Ian Lake. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Work to start on £32 million Walton bridge

Work starts next week on the first major new road bridge over the Thames in more than 20 years. Construction of the £32 million crossing between Walton-on-Thames and Shepperton will begin on 9 January after preparations were completed. The first phase of construction will see the bridge’s foundations laid before the main support arches are … Continue reading


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