Kent Lane Rental Scheme revenue spend application

The Kent Lane Rental Scheme charges companies a daily rate to work on specific roads during busy periods in Kent.

The revenue is used to fund costs associated with the scheme and any extra revenue will be used for projects associated with the objectives of the scheme. This can include:

  • transportation – managing and monitoring traffic and works to avoid disruption
  • enabling infrastructure – promoting and providing facilities for future maintenance, access and improvement
  • industry practices and research & development – operational practices, materials and news ways of working for the control, planning and execution of works.

Read the Kent Lane Rental Scheme governance of surplus revenue spend (PDF, 433.6 KB) for more information.

Consider the following criteria when completing your application as they will be used in the decision process:


  • Health and safety – the effect on improving health and safety, both for the workforce and the public.
  • Method of research – demonstrate how the research will be applied to the innovation. Set out the approach methodology to how the project will be developed.
  • Wider benefit for all stakeholders – the affect on highways and roadworks on a wider scale.


  • Reduction and delay of traffic – how it will reduce traffic congestion on the road network. Directly or indirect quantifiable benefits should be stated.
  • Cost savings – will the project deliver efficiencies by reducing costs? Savings should be quantified, explain how it will be achieved and over what time period.
  • Improved work practices – highlight any benefits that could apply to some or all stakeholders.


  • Match funding – detail any extra funding already being sourced and this fund could then be matched to this.
  • Timescale – the length of the proposed project and if it will need closely monitoring.
  • Scalability – can it apply on a larger scale across all stakeholders and how quickly can it apply to other sectors?

Any organisation that has a project or idea can apply.

Please read the before you apply information and guidance before completing the application form.

We may contact you if we have any questions or queries regarding your application before it enters the decision process.

When the application is ready for review, it will enter the decision process.

The application can be saved or printed at any time.

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Key decisions are made by a governance board made up of industry representatives. The board meets monthly to discuss applications for funding and individual board members act as sponsors for applications.

The board will consider the following when making a decision:

  • the expected outcomes of the initiatives and the relevance to the Kent Lane Rental Scheme objectives
  • the prioritisation of other initiatives and their expected outcomes
  • the timing
  • opportunities for collaboration between initiatives and with other parties
  • initiatives being undertaken and explored within the industry
  • cost-effectiveness of the proposal.

After the decision process, we will contact you to let you know if it has been approved.

If approved, an owner will be assigned to the project who will become responsible for monitoring and evaluation and updating the board on the progress.