The DfT has announced that they have published the Government's response to the national consultation on the proposed amendments to the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations 2007, which closed in September 2014.
The amendments to the regulations that will now be made will be of two types: firstly there will be consequential amendments to effect the removal of the requirement for the Secretary of State to approve local highway authority permit schemes and to provide for the creation of Highways England; secondly the amendments will be made as set out in the response.
As part of the consideration of the responses to the consultation Ministers are seeking views on the requirement that all schemes move to using the amended regulations by 1 October 2015, receipt of your views on this issue closes on 9 March 2015.
The documents published are as follows:
. The response to the consultation which closed in September last year; and
. A request for views on the adoption date for the amended regulations.
Please access the documents via the Gov. UK website at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/permit-scheme-consultation
Please note the request for further views on the single issue closes 16.00 on 9 March 2015. Please provide your responses by email to [email protected]. Should you have any questions related to the publication of these two documents please send them to the permit scheme email address ([email protected] ).
Here is a document which contains a list of points for a Highway Authority to consider (provided by David Capon)