Private roads

  1. Private roads
  2. How a road is adopted (You are here)
  3. Find if a road is adopted
  4. Have a road adopted
  5. If the landowner is unknown

How a road is adopted

Once we have checked your application, we will enter into a highway adoption agreement to adopt the new road, street or pavement.

If a new development requires an alteration to an existing highway, the developer will need to enter into a Section 278 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) with us.

Work cannot be carried out on the highway by a developer without this agreement in place. The agreement ensures that changes to the highway are built to council guidelines and standards, and all costs are covered by the developer.

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