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The role of London Councils in setting builders skips penalties

London Councils has a statutory responsibility to set the penalty levels. 

London Councils' Transport and Environment Committee has a statutory function to set penalty levels for a range of transport and environment related offences in London. It sets these levels on behalf of local authorities and TfL after agreement by them and informed by the results of public consultation. The Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) has membership of one Portfolio Holder or Cabinet Member from either a Transport or Environment Portfolio for each of the 32 boroughs, the City of London and a representative from TfL. More information about TEC can be found here

The penalty levels TEC sets are binding on all authorities that wish to make use of the powers. 

TEC decided to set levels of penalty at its meeting on 15 October 2015. The TEC report giving the results of the public consultation can be read hereThe Secretary of State has not objected to these penalties and so highways authorities in London are able to make use of the penalties. 

TEC agreed that contravention code 72 be reserved for use for builders skips penalties at its meeting on 8 December 2016. 

Contravention

Penalty charge level

Reduction if paid within 14 days

Increase if unpaid after 28 days

Section 9(3)(a)

A builder's skip is deposited on a highway without a permission granted under section 139 of the 1980 act (control of builders’ skips).

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(b)

A builder's skip has been deposited on a highway in accordance with a permission granted under the said section 139 but the owner of the skip does not secure that –
 

  1. The skip is properly lighted during the hours of darkness; 

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(b)

A builder's skip has been deposited on a highway in accordance with a permission granted under the said section 139 but the owner of the skip does not secure that –
 

  1. The skip is marked or lighted in accordance with regulations made under the said section 139 requiring builders’ skips to be so marked or lighted;

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(b)

A builder's skip has been deposited on a highway in accordance with a permission granted under the said section 139 but the owner of the skip does not secure that –
 

  1. The skip is clearly and indelibly marked with the owner’s name and telephone number or address;

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(b)

A builder's skip has been deposited on a highway in accordance with a permission granted under the said section 139 but the owner of the skip does not secure that –
 

  1. The skip is removed as soon as practicable after it has been filled;

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(b)

A builder's skip has been deposited on a highway in accordance with a permission granted under the said section 139 but the owner of the skip does not secure that –
 

  1. Each of the conditions subject to which the permission was granted is complied with.

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 9(3)(c)

The owner of a builder’s skip who, under subsection (2) of section 140 of the 1980 Act (removal of builders’ skips) is required to remove or reposition the skip or cause it to be removed or repositioned has failed to comply with the requirement as soon as is practicable.

£200

Reduced by half to £100

Doubled to £400

Section 13(2)

Immobilisation release charge

 

£100

 

N/A

 

N/A