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5. Road space booking

Buckinghamshire has a vast network of roads linking our towns and villages to strategic/national routes. The county council, as Highway Authority, manages this network by insisting that all road works are booked onto our road space booking system. This allows us to co-ordinate works effectively to ensure traffic disruption is kept to a minimum and that we can control the road network in times of emergency.

It is an offence under the Traffic Management Act 2004 to carry out works within the public highway without prior consent from the Highway Authority. Works carried out within Buckinghamshire in contravention to this Act with be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice in accordance with the Department for Transport NRSWA 1991: Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works.

Any works planned within the public highway must have an approved road space booking.

Booking road space avoids conflicts with others planning to do work at the same time and ensures impact to the local vicinity is kept to a minimum.

Please ensure you have the appropriate licence/Agreement in place before booking road space to carry out the works.

If you are booking road space that isn’t related to a section 184/278 agreement, you will need to apply for a road space booking through our Highways Licences page.


Apply for a road space booking

It costs £160 per road space booking.

Inaccurate or incomplete applications may cause delays and further fees, please ensure that you have all the relevant documentation when you apply.


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Last updated: 1 March 2021

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