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The Franchising Schemes (Service Permits) (England) Regulations 2018

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the 2000 Act” means the Transport Act 2000;

“application procedure” means the procedure determined by a franchising authority or authorities(1) that an applicant for a service permit must follow;

“effective time” means the beginning of the day on which a local service(2) may first be provided under a service permit;

“proposed franchising scheme” means the franchising scheme which is the subject of the consultation document published by the franchising authority or authorities under section 123E(2) of the 2000 Act(3);

“relevant persons” means—

(a)

all persons operating local services in the area to which the proposed franchising scheme relates;

(b)

any relevant local authority(4) any part of whose area would, in the opinion of the franchising authority or authorities, be affected by the grant of a service permit; and

(c)

such other persons as the franchising authority or authorities think fit;

“required information” means the information specified by a franchising authority or authorities that an applicant for a service permit must submit with the application;

“service permit policy statement” means a statement which satisfies the requirements set out in regulation 5.

(1)

The term “franchising authority or authorities” is used in section 123A of the Transport Act 2000. A franchising scheme may be made by a single authority or by two or more authorities acting jointly.

(2)

By virtue of section 162(3) of the Transport Act 2000, the term “local service” has the meaning given in section 2 of the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67).

(3)

Section 123E was inserted by section 4 of the Bus Services Act 2017.

(4)

“Relevant local authority” has the meaning given by section 123E(5) of the Transport Act 2000.

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