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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste - Meg Booth

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

The introduction of a Permit for Works Scheme throughout the county of Devon

Decision Taken:

On 9 October 2019, DCC Cabinet approved the introduction of a Permit for Works Scheme throughout the county of Devon. The introduction of this scheme requires a legal order, for which a full statutory consultation period was held. The consultation period was open for 7 weeks from 21 October 2019.

The consultation received 22 responses. Small adjustments have been made to the final Permit Plan document as a result of the consultation responses and will be in place in advance of the scheme going live on 2/3/2020

Approved by Meg Booth after consultation with Councillor Hughes on 24 December 2019.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:
Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

All adjustments were made in response to make the scheme plan wording stronger. No major adjustments to the basic objectives of the plan have been made or were required.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Victoria Walsh, Highways Systems Manager. Email:
Decision Date:
14 January 2020

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: