Consultation on the use of narrow trenching in Scotland's roads

Closed 7 Dec 2018

Opened 19 Oct 2018


This consultation seeks opinion on a proposed revision to the code which is made under Section 130 of the New Road and Street Works Act 1991(“NRSWA”). The Scottish Government believe a revision to the code is now necessary to take into account the increasing use of narrow trenching as a method of installing new apparatus – particularly broadband apparatus throughout Scotland.


Why We Are Consulting

In order to update the code to fully cover the use of this technique, including determining a standard definition for Scotland, it is essential that practical and technical feedback is reviewed from those affected.

Download the consultation paper.


  • People of Scotland


  • Transport