Staffordshire County Council, having received cabinet approval, in exercise of its powers conferred by section 33A (2) of the Traffic Management Act 2004 and all other enabling powers will commence operating a permit scheme on all publicly maintained roads within its authority boundary, as set out in the Schedule to the Order in terms commonly known as the “West and Shires Permit Scheme”. The Authority will become a Permit Authority from Wednesday 1 April 2020.
The Permit Scheme will require permits to be obtained for most road and street works, whether they are undertaken by or on behalf of, utility companies or the highway authority.
The consultation on the introduction of the West and Shires Permit Scheme by Staffordshire County Council ran for a period of 12 weeks commencing on Monday 27 November 2019 with a deadline for receipt of responses no later than Friday 14 February 2020. An online survey completed the consultation process, open to those affected by the introduction of the Scheme, as well as interested stakeholders and members of the public. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the responses received during the consultation on the implementation of the West and Shires Permit Scheme (WaSPS).