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DfT’s Regulation 16A guides authorities on evaluating Permit Schemes. Evaluation is required every 12 months for the first three years, then every three years. It includes assessing fee structure, cost/benefit analysis, and performance against local KPIs. Each evaluation must be shared with stakeholders within three months of the due date.

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GeoPlace has experience implementing Lane Rental Schemes in various Highways Authority contexts. They provide advice to improve schemes and focus on delivering efficiencies to local authorities under the LGA's guidance. Their expertise in street works, transport sector, and spatial data management benefits the local highways community and improves decision making.

We are able to help develop and review schemes whilst being mindful of the impacts of changes to the broader transport sector. Our consortium is committed to delivering excellent service supporting local authorities in delivering services in a cost effective, efficient and customer focused way.

What we can do for you:

Live permit scheme evaluation

  • Assessment of fees & cost benefit analysis
  • KPI reporting
  • Creation of year-on-year evaluation reports
  • Evaluation of estimated works durations
  • Providing recommendations to further improve the performance
  • Reviewing and future proofing schemes from the impact of lane rental

Live permit scheme changes

  • Extending schemes to include non-traffic sensitive network
  • Update of fees & cost benefit analysis
  • Permit fee change report
  • Informal and formal consultations

Our experience

As a consortium, we have experience in managing and coordinating all the activities required to develop and review a permit scheme.

JAG(UK) has been involved in permit schemes since their conception back in 2010. Having helped develop and write the legislation we have in-depth knowledge about the background of the permit scheme process. JAG(UK) developed the latest permit guidance document and has been offering independent advice to councils as they go through the process. In addition, support has been provided to a variety of consultants and advisors.

We follow robust project management, audit process and business management methodology. We have BS EN-ISO27001:2013 – Information Security accreditation, BS EN-ISO9001:2015 – Quality Management accreditation and are Cyber Essentials compliant. We can use this experience to advise the council, particularly on where processes and procedures have succeeded in other councils or environments.

Further guidance

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Permit Schemes

Permit schemes make it easier for highway authorities to better-manage and coordinate their activities – minimising inconvenience and preventing disruption to road users.

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Implementation and Evaluation

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The Joint Authorities Group (JAG(UK)) works on behalf of local authorities to promote excellence in road network and traffic management right across the UK. With the support of GeoPlace, the NSG, and other partners, JAG(UK) has put together a comprehensive package to help you prepare, consult on and implement a permit scheme for your authority.

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Meet the Team

The delivery team is made up of several leading experts in this field and has years of experience in delivering and supporting authorities in England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland. Our staff have been at the forefront of permits:

  • influencing policy and procedures (HAUC England Guidance) on a national level
  • working with authorities to help implement schemes
  • advising the industry on best practice
  • keeping authorities informed.

This relates to both the scheme itself and the NSG. JAG(UK) is positioned to support and deliver to all authorities and permits are an integral part of that.

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Independent Transport Consultant

Gary Kyle

Independent Transport Consultant
Gary Kyle

Gary is an independent transport consultant specialising in transport modelling and economic assessment of transport schemes. With 30 years’ experience in private sector consultancy, Gary has successfully delivered his transport planning expertise on many local authority projects across the UK. Since assisting St Helens Council to deliver their permit scheme in 2010- 11, Gary has assisted 14 other local authorities to develop a business case in support of their plans to introduce a permit scheme. He continues to provide support to all, assisting with annual performance and regular permit fee reviews.

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David Capon

David Capon

David Capon is the JAG(UK) Manager and has worked extensively with the JAG(UK) community in delivering improved communications, management of the network and local knowledge and expertise. Most notably, Dave has played a central role in the delivering of the permit legislation, guidance and operational advice. He has made a significant contribution to the finalisation of government sponsored Codes of Practice, regulations and impact assessments.

Dave regularly engages with the DfT, devolved Governments, Network Rail, Highways England, statutory undertakers and local authorities to deliver continuous improvement to the community. He works hard to support members authorities by: attending regular national, regional and local meetings, providing an on-line library of existing legislation, regulations, procedures and guidance for authorities and their officers, acting as an online advisory service and providing prompt guidance on emerging issues and delivering a focused approach as part of the GeoPlace/Local Government Association family.

Dave provides expertise to the Lane Rental Scheme delivery team.

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Strategic Product & Data Development Manager

Richard Groombridge

Strategic Product & Data Development Manager
Richard Groombridge

Richard is a Chartered Geographer and is the Strategic Product & Data Development Manager at GeoPlace. He has proven experience in advisory services and project management for internal and external stakeholders in the development of data specifications, implementation and evaluation of permit schemes, implementation of lane rental schemes and systems and data quality improvements. He also has expertise in developing and testing market propositions and creating products and services around the collection, improvement and use of street related data

Richard has built strong relationships within a large and diverse community with over 1500 individuals, including Local Authorities and Central Government, statutory undertakers, Ordnance Survey, LGA, Emergency Services, and members of the public.

Previously as National Street Data Manager, he was an ambassador for the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) to local and central government including the provision of technical advice to a wider user base on the content and use of the NSG. Richard has also had previous experience of working in local government from his time as a Street Custodian at Kent County Council and as Address Custodian at Medway Council. Whilst at Kent Richard played an integral part in the implementation of the first Permit Scheme implemented in Kent and has since advised and helped authorities prepare their street data for permit schemes in his current role.

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Business Development Manager

Tamsin Fulton

Business Development Manager
Tamsin Fulton

Tamsin has supported businesses and organisations in a variety of sectors to transform the way they work. Her skills and experience will guide you in adopting the right products and services from GeoPlace, and help you achieve efficiencies whatever your market.

Tamsin has expertise in innovation and service development, if you want to try something new, she’s always happy to explore novel ideas and work with you to identify how GeoPlace can support your vision.

Our services

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