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Road works permit

On 16 January 2017 Medway Council will be introducing a new permit scheme, where any individual or organisation that wants to carry out works on the highway has to apply for a permit.

We will have the power to grant or refuse a permit and will be able to decide how and when the works are carried out.

Why we are introducing a permit scheme

The permit scheme will make sure we have more effective control of roads works and will help us to achieve the following benefits:

  • ensure all works are planned to minimise disruption
  • improve journey times for all our road users
  • reduce congestion caused by road works
  • improve the information available on works, such as advanced warning and duration times
  • improve safety for those carrying out works
  • reduce damage caused to the road

Further information

For more information on the background of the permit scheme read the following documents: