JAG (UK) and GeoPlace have released joint guidance for Street Custodians, to explain what’s needed to run an effective Permit scheme. This guidance has recently been updated to include feedback from active schemes
Notifications of Permits don’t have to be sent to the Department for Transport now. But the Secretary of State for Transport has produced an advice note on developing new Permit schemes. This makes it important to inform GeoPlace when Permit schemes are being planned – in particular, updates to the LSG and ETON 6 OD files are vital.
Permit schemes make processes significantly more robust, organised and will provide better relationships across the utilities sector. We encourage you to read this case study on Leeds, which explores the benefits and methods they used.
Implementing a new permit scheme can be a daunting task. 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.