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Regular news: Issue 559 26 Nov 2010

London seeks lane rental powers

London Mayor Boris Johnson and London Councils  have urged the Government to speed up the introduction of new powers to control streetworks.

They want lane rental powers, whereby utility companies would have to pay a daily charge for digging up the streets.  The previous Government had pledged to consult on lane rental in July but the new Government has not set a firm date for when consultation will begin.

In a letter to The Times last week, Johnson and commissioner of Transport for...

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