Aims of the Coordination Working Group
The principle aim is to review the current code under the leadership of HAUC England, taking into account;
- Requirements of Street Manager
- Cross-over with EToN technical specification
- Compliance with primary and secondary legislation
- Incorporation of any relevant court judgements or other judicial rulings
- Incorporation of HAUC issued advice and guidance, including Permit Guidance
- Identification and inclusion of innovative or improved processes and ways of working
- Requirement to consult on the resulting document
Working Group Chairs
Our Coordination Working Group is co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAG(UK). However membership comprises of members of Highway Authorities (JAG UK) and Statutory Undertakers (Street Works UK) operating in England, across noticing and permit regimes; alongside a Department for Transport representative. Additional members will be involved as the review progresses, especially where particular skills or specialisms are required to support the work of the group.
Co-Chair (JUG) Street Manager Governance Group, SWUK Management Team , Lane Rental Forum & EMHAUC
Samantha Brothwell was appointed to the Street Works UK Board in December 2012. Samantha is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution, Electricity Distribution Network Operator for the Midlands, South West of England and South Wales. Samantha is also the current chair of the Energy Networks Association Street Works Forum, East Midlands Joint Utility Group, East Midlands HAUC (Utility Side) and a member of the Co-ordination Working Group.
Samantha has worked in the electricity sector since 1990, and has had responsibility for Street Works since 2000.
Co-Chair (JAG) Co-ordination Working Group
David Latham I. Eng MICE
David has more than 40 years experience in Municipal and highway Engineering.
This started in 1972 when he joined Essex County Council as a trainee highway technician before moving to District Councils and municipal engineering, working on many diverse projects. In 1983 David moved to Kent, joining the Canterbury Highway Unit Projects Team where he qualified as Incorporated Engineer and became a member of the ICE. He delivered a variety of schemes including highway reconditioning, pedestrianisation, Seafront regeneration, Park and ride sites and consultancy for wind power companies. Many of these projects won awards. Whilst at Canterbury he worked with Kent County Council, and The HSE on Health and safety issues particularly CDM and manual handling. In 2005 David joined Kent County Council and moved into Streetworks. Kent is the first County to implement a Permit Scheme and one of only two authorities piloting Lane Rental. David has chaired SEJAG (South East Joint Authorities Group), and joint chaired of SEHAUC (South East Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee). David was Joint Chair of HAUC England for many years standing down in April 2022 and is currently a Non Executive director of JAG UK.
Project Manager Kent County Council