Lane Rental Primary Aims
- Identify and consider operational, legislative and technical issues arising from the practical implementation of Lane Rental schemes. This may include Street and Road Works administration and other process / systems issues.
- To be a conduit and Forum to consider issues in relation to existing and new Lane Rental schemes and to provide a framework for implementation, application and consistency of schemes.
- To be a Forum for debate and to offer guidance.
- To provide a Forum, via Authority and Utility representatives, for existing/new Lane Rental scheme promoters to share with prospective future authorities learning points from the development and implementation of existing schemes, and produce documents for approval as HAUC (England) Advice Notes.
- To contribute to any DfT sponsored changes to the existing Lane Rental legislative framework, this may include associated regulations and statutory guidance.
- Any other issues agreed by the joint chairs.
Our working groups are co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK and where appropriate with additional representation from government departments
Co-Chair (JAG) HAUC England & The Lane Rental Forum
I have worked in the Highways Industry for over 30 years from design and build of major highways infrastructure to spending 20 years in local government working at senior levels up to and including head of service. Now specialising in the Streetworks industry and currently employed by West Sussex County Council. I have extensive experience in managing people and enjoy designing and supporting the implementation of service delivery improvements. Recent endeavours have been directly focussed on councils meeting or exceeding their Network Management Duty and meeting the needs of the changing expectations of the transport industry. I continuously strive to developed strong relationships across the industry with both councils and works promoters looking to maximise the benefits to all whilst meeting the challenges of evolving Street Works legislation. I enjoy change and work best in a challenging environment where quick decisions and positive actions are required and look forward to what the future may bring.
Highways Network & Traffic Manager - West Sussex County Council
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.
Lane Rental Working Group
What guidance will the Lane Rental forum be publishing?
Main focus is producing guidance notes for those considering implementing a Lane rental scheme, to help avoid potential pitfalls and maximise the benefits.
The focus is on creating consistency of approach for schemes.
Guidance is looking to be published by the end of 2021