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Minister pushing councils to charge utilities

02 November 2023
 

Roads minister Richard Holden has pledged to target every council without a lane rental scheme in a bid to cut the number of potholes. 

These schemes allow highway authorities to charge utility companies and themselves fees for digging up their busiest roads at the busiest times. The Government has said that as part of its Plan for Drivers it will consult on requiring councils with such schemes to use at least 50% of any surplus on pothole repairs or resurfacing. 

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