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Development Management Road Opening Notice

It is a good idea to approach your Streetworks Co-ordinator (see below) early on in the implementation of your project to plan your works accordingly and have a realistic timescale.

Please contact the Development Management team if you have not already done so or have any queries.

How to Process a Road Opening Notice

The following information is mandatory for this process

1.  What are the works you plan to carry out and how long are they expected to take? Please see the table below for timescales and notice periods required:

Duration of work

Notice name

Notice Period

3 days Minor Notice 3 days
up to 10 days Standard Notice 10 days
11 days or more Major Notice 3 months

2.  Have you spoken to a Streetworks Co-ordinator? Please see the table below to find your nearest contact: 

Districts covered

Streetworks Co-ordinator

Braintree, Colchester, Maldon, Tendring Glenn Sparrow
Castle Point, Chelmsford, Rochford, Uttlesford Jenny Lawrence
Basildon, Brentwood, Epping Forest, Harlow Ray White

3. Have all the appropriate information/documents/drawings been submitted to a Development Management Project Engineer?  (Traffic Management Plan, Confirmation of a £10 million Public Liability Insurance, NRSWA Supervisor and Operatives Streetworks cards.)