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Information typeKeep forKeep fromLegislation or business reason
Highway Policy Documents6 years (plus current year)CreationLimitation Act 1980
CCTV footage – roads and traffic30 daysCreationBusiness reason
Traffic regulation orders – temporaryCurrent year plus threeCreationBusiness need
Street works registerCurrent year plus nineteenCreationBusiness need
Public rights of way – definitive map and statementPermanentCreationLocal Government Act 1972
Highway asset inventoryPermanentCreationBusiness need
Highway and traffic management plansVariableCreationBusiness need
Highway emergency incident responsesCurrent year plus sixCreationBusiness need
Civil parking enforcement – fines paid, waived, outstanding debtSix yearsCreationProfessional decision
Highways agreements – under £5000PermanentCreationHighways Act 1980 Section 171 and Section 184
Highway agreements – road adoptionsPermanentCreationHighways Act 1980 Section 38
Highway agreementsPermanentCreationHighways Act 1980 Section 278
Highway design – major schemesVariable according to status and complexityCreationBusiness need
Highway design – minor schemesSix yearsCreationLimitation Act 1980
Highway construction as built recordsPermanentCreationBusiness need
Traffic vehicle volume countsPermanentCreationLocal decision
Traffic accident dataPermanentCreationLocal decision
Road safety risk assessmentsPermanentCreationLocal decision
Road safety auditsPermanentCreationLocal decision
Traffic light faultsTen yearsCreationBusiness need - local decision
Weather action logsTen yearsCreationBusiness need – local decision
Highway operations duty rotaTen yearsCreationBusiness need - local decision
Highway network condition surveysCurrent year plus sixCreationBusiness need  - local decision
Grass cutting – verges – locationsPermanentCreationLocal decision
Highway operations – cctv tapesThirty daysCreationBusiness need – local decision
Highway depots risk assessmentsCurrent year plus oneCreationBusiness need - local decision
Traffic lights – commissioning, testing, maintenanceCurrent year plus sixCreationBest practice
Grass cutting – all verges – financialCurrent year plus sixCreationBusiness need - local decision
Highway improvements – community trails/cycle routesCurrent year plus 6Completion of projectLimitation Act 1980
Roads – winter maintenanceCurrent year plus sixCreationBusiness need
Traffic lights – temporary applicationsCurrent year plus sixDate of applicationBusiness need
Street works notificationCurrent yearCreationBusiness need
Highway licences – banners, scaffolding, skipsCurrent year plus threeDate of applicationBusiness need
Public Rights of Way improvement planningTwelve yearsCreationCountryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Public Rights of Way – temporary closures for maintenanceThree yearsEnd of closureRoad Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Public Rights of Way – parish maintenance agreements/grantsTwelve yearsCreationBusiness need
Public Rights of Way maintenance surveys, work schedulesSix yearsCreationHighways Act 1980
Public Rights of Way – orders, agreements, authorisations, depositsPermanentCreationWildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Public Rights of Way – notices, injunctions and prosecutionsSix yearsCreationHighways Act 1980
Public Rights of Way – Devon Countryside Access ForumPermanentCreationCountryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Public Rights of Way CommitteePermanentCreationLocal Government Act 1972
Highway utility works creationCurrent year plus nineteenCreationBusiness need
Highway safety inspectionsCurrent year plus sixCreation - date of incidentLimitation Act 1980
Highway fault managementSix years plus currentDate of enquiryBusiness need
Emergency incident response logsCurrent year plus sixCreationLocal decision
Asset management – road maintenance registerPermanentCreationRevised annually