Permit schemes provide highway authorities with the means to better manage activities on their road network, to minimise inconvenience and prevent disruption to road users.
The NSG is an essential tool within permit schemes. The NSG carries all the information that a utility needs to know about in respect to the roads which are earmarked for works. Before implementing a permit scheme, each permit authority needs to ensure the quality and accuracy of their ASD. This is crucial as not only does it provide more control to the local highway authority to coordinate but also gives an early indication of any working practices that need to be followed.
Given the potential of such schemes, GeoPlace and JAG (UK) have produced this guidance document to help highway authorities to understand the requirements in preparing their authority's Local Street Gazetteer for implementation of a permit scheme.
Version 1 of the Permit Scheme document was published in September 2013. V2 was published in January 2013. Changes related to feedback from software suppliers and the release of a recent DfT Permit Scheme guidance note