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Information type Keep for Keep from Legislation or business reason
Highway Policy Documents 6 years (plus current year) Creation Limitation Act 1980
CCTV footage – roads and traffic 30 days Creation Business reason
Traffic regulation orders – temporary Current year plus three Creation Business need
Street works register Current year plus nineteen Creation Business need
Public rights of way – definitive map and statement Permanent Creation Local Government Act 1972
Highway asset inventory Permanent Creation Business need
Highway and traffic management plans Variable Creation Business need
Highway emergency incident responses Current year plus six Creation Business need
Civil parking enforcement – fines paid, waived, outstanding debt Six years Creation Professional decision
Highways agreements – under £5000 Permanent Creation Highways Act 1980 Section 171 and Section 184
Highway agreements – road adoptions Permanent Creation Highways Act 1980 Section 38
Highway agreements Permanent Creation Highways Act 1980 Section 278
Highway design – major schemes Variable according to status and complexity Creation Business need
Highway design – minor schemes Six years Creation Limitation Act 1980
Highway construction as built records Permanent Creation Business need
Traffic vehicle volume counts Permanent Creation Local decision
Traffic accident data Permanent Creation Local decision
Road safety risk assessments Permanent Creation Local decision
Road safety audits Permanent Creation Local decision
Traffic light faults Ten years Creation Business need - local decision
Weather action logs Ten years Creation Business need – local decision
Highway operations duty rota Ten years Creation Business need - local decision
Highway network condition surveys Current year plus six Creation Business need  - local decision
Grass cutting – verges – locations Permanent Creation Local decision
Highway operations – cctv tapes Thirty days Creation Business need – local decision
Highway depots risk assessments Current year plus one Creation Business need - local decision
Traffic lights – commissioning, testing, maintenance Current year plus six Creation Best practice
Grass cutting – all verges – financial Current year plus six Creation Business need - local decision
Highway improvements – community trails/cycle routes Current year plus 6 Completion of project Limitation Act 1980
Roads – winter maintenance Current year plus six Creation Business need
Traffic lights – temporary applications Current year plus six Date of application Business need
Street works notification Current year Creation Business need
Highway licences – banners, scaffolding, skips Current year plus three Date of application Business need
Public Rights of Way improvement planning Twelve years Creation Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Public Rights of Way – temporary closures for maintenance Three years End of closure Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Public Rights of Way – parish maintenance agreements/grants Twelve years Creation Business need
Public Rights of Way maintenance surveys, work schedules Six years Creation Highways Act 1980
Public Rights of Way – orders, agreements, authorisations, deposits Permanent Creation Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Public Rights of Way – notices, injunctions and prosecutions Six years Creation Highways Act 1980
Public Rights of Way – Devon Countryside Access Forum Permanent Creation Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Public Rights of Way Committee Permanent Creation Local Government Act 1972
Highway utility works creation Current year plus nineteen Creation Business need
Highway safety inspections Current year plus six Creation - date of incident Limitation Act 1980
Highway fault management Six years plus current Date of enquiry Business need
Emergency incident response logs Current year plus six Creation Local decision
Asset management – road maintenance register Permanent Creation Revised annually