Adoption of new roads

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:

Before submitting your application we recommend meeting with us first. Email 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.

Contact development management