How we adopt new roads
Most housing developers prefer us to adopt the roads and footpaths they build. The adoption process is usually covered by a Section 38 agreement supported by a bond.
This agreement means that developers must construct all new estate roads and footpaths to our standards. These standards are outlined in the following:
- Development roads and sustainable drainage design approach
- Development road and sustainable drainage specification
- Sustainable drainage design and evaluation guide
- Small highway structures design guide
Before submitting your application we recommend meeting with us first. Email developmentmanag[email protected] or call 01522 782070 to arrange.
To submit your drawings, you must complete a Section 38 drawing submission form when you submit your drawings.
We monitor all stages of construction using a Key stage certification system. All certificates must be signed off before we can adopt the road.