West Berkshire Council Permit Scheme

Published: 07 February 2022

To Whom it May Concern

VARIATION OF THE WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL PERMIT SCHEME

On 1st September 2017 West Berkshire District Council (the Council) brought the current version of the West Berkshire Permit Scheme into effect through a legal order.

After undertaking an evaluation of the permit scheme in 2021, as required under regulations, the Council has determined that changes are required to the permit scheme operating model. As such the permit fee levels need to increase to cover the additional cost for operating the permit scheme (in accordance with regulations).

The Council also intend to take the opportunity to vary the permit scheme content to ensure it is, and will remain, fit-for-purpose to legislation and associated statutory guidance.

In accordance with Regulation 5 of the Traffic Management Permit Scheme (England) Regulations I would like to take the opportunity to consult with you on this variation. This consultation will run for a period of four weeks, between 4th February through 4th March 2022 (inclusive). A copy of the proposed permit scheme can be obtained online at https://info.westberks.gov.uk/consultations or on request via letter or email.

Responses to the consultation can be sent to streetworks@westberks.gov.uk or via letter marked for the attention of Street Works, Environment Department.

Thank you for your time in considering this request and our intention to vary our permit scheme.