The National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) has today responded to the Department for Transport’s proposals and consultation on lane rental schemes (published 2nd September).
NJUG Chief Executive Bob Gallienne: “Utilities companies are delivering the infrastructure that the UK needs to drive up productivity, create economic growth and deliver on government’s priorities such as broadband and new homes. Lane rental schemes make it harder for utilities companies to deliver vital infrastructure and value for money for consumers while minimising disruption.
“This consultation is a chance to explore how disruption can be reduced for road users at the same time as minimising the policy burden on utilities companies. NJUG is currently working with a range of stakeholders to develop a Future Strategy for Street Works, setting out a blue print for delivering world class street works.”
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