Enforcement policy for Highways England

Date published: 3 July 2015
Closing date: 25 September 2015

This was ORR's second consultation on its new Highways Monitor role. The Highways Monitor was established to monitor the performance and efficiency of Highways England (previously the Highways Agency) in its management and enhancement of the strategic road network – the motorways and major 'A' roads in England.

In addition to our monitoring functions, ORR also has enforcement powers in respect of Highways England. This document sets out how we intend to enforce compliance by Highways England with the Road Investment Strategy and statutory directions and guidance issued to it by the Secretary of State, as well as the options available to us in taking enforcement action (both statutory and non-statutory) against Highways England. We are consulting on our proposed enforcement policy and how we propose to carry out our enforcement functions.

The target audience for the consultation was all road sector stakeholders. This included road users, government, all parties involved with the management and enhancement of the strategic road network, and all those affected by it.

Final enforcement policy

Consultation documents


Aggregate Industries pdf icon PDF, 23 Kb
Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) pdf icon PDF, 93 Kb
Chartered Institution for Highways and Transportation (CIHT) pdf icon PDF, 53 Kb
Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) pdf icon PDF, 255 Kb
Department for Transport (DfT) pdf icon PDF, 131 Kb
Highways England pdf icon PDF, 82 Kb
Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) pdf icon PDF, 302 Kb
RAC Foundation pdf icon PDF, 60 Kb
Road Safety Foundation pdf icon PDF, 115 Kb
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) pdf icon PDF, 149 Kb
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority pdf icon PDF, 156 Kb
Transport Focus pdf icon PDF, 71 Kb

How does ORR regulate?

ORR’s economic enforcement policy below shows our phased approach to taking action in order to incentivise better future results for rail and road users.