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What does WSCC charge utilities for closing roads; what was Velo South charged

Chris Matthews made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

When utilities close roads for repairs or improvements, are they charged a rental or fee for road closure, to reflect the wider costs to the community of the loss of road amenity.
What are those charges.
Are the organizers of Velo South being charged for the road closures they wish to make.
If so, how much is that.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Matthews

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Dear Chris Matthews,


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Reference: Confirm no 34668 / FormBuilder ref 1076677


Dear Mr Matthews


I refer to your request dated 5^th August, which has been dealt with under
the FOIA.


Your request related to road closure charges.


We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.

I am now able to respond to you with the following:



I can confirm that the council does not charge Utilities any rental fee
for road closures, although it does charge a fee to cover officer time and
applicable advertising costs.  The charges levied can be seen on West
Sussex County Councils website via this link


The costs for special event road closures mirror the costs applied to
Utilities and again can be seen at the link offered above.


Due to the scale of the Velo South event, any additional officer time
spent organising the road closures will also be charged to the organisers,
in addition to the standard fees.



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