Permits to dig up roads
Councils given more freedom to control when utility companies can dig up roads
Street works permit schemes are currently in place in over 50 authorities and have been for over a year now. Permits give councils the ability to set conditions on the length of time to complete works and if these are breached or work was carried out without a permit, then a fine can be imposed.
Previously permits had to have departmental approval from the DfT, this requirement has now been removed making it easier to implement new permits.
The maximum fine for working without a permit is £5,000 whilst a maximum fine of £2,500 can be levied for not meeting a permit condition.
Disclaimer The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only and are limited to offences committed in England and Wales. No responsibility is accepted for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements on these pages or any site to which these pages connect, including any feature or aspect of such site or pages, whether provided by Motor Defence Solicitors or by any organisation, company or individual. No mention of any organisation, company or individual, whether on these pages or on other sites to which these pages are linked shall imply any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, company or individual on the part of Motor Defence Solicitors.