Decision details

Introduction of a Department for Transport approved Lane Rental Scheme in East Sussex

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the introduction of a lane rental scheme in East Sussex for works on the highway which could encourage utility companies, and highway authorities, to work quickly and/or to avoid working during traffic sensitive times.


20.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.


20.2       It was RESOLVED to:


1)    note the benefits of introducing a Lane Rental scheme;

2)   note the process and timeframes of implementing such a scheme;

3)   agree that a Lane Rental scheme be developed and scheduled to commence with the new Highway maintenance contract in May 2023; and

4)   delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to approve the scheme.



20.3     The Cabinet noted the benefits of introducing a lane rental scheme in East Sussex, as well as the process and timescales set out in the report and agreed the proposals to implement a lane rental scheme to coincide with the start of the new highways maintenance contract in May 2023 and to be administered by the new highway maintenance contractors network management team.




Report author: Pippa Mabey

Publication date: 30/09/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/10/2021

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