The council provides advice on measures to mitigate the impact that any proposed development will have on the road network. This includes advising planning authorities when a development will affect the highway.
If you have a concern about a planning application you should make this known directly to your planning authority. For developers seeking pre-application advice and details about charges go to Developing new communities.
Please see our frequently asked questions document detailing the process of how a private estate road can become adopted as highway maintainable at public expense.
To apply for a Section 38 (new highway for adoption by the County Council) or Section 106/278 (works altering existing highway) agreement, please complete the relevant application form below, supplying all the requested documents. Works must conform to our construction specifications.
All designs submitted as part of a Section 278, 38 or 106 application should be sent directly to Development Management.
All road safety audit requests should be passed through the Development Management engineer dealing with your application. See our road safety audit page for more information on this process.
Housing estate road construction specification
Highway designs should embrace the principles in the Manual for Streets. Please note that some dimensions are not suitable for adoption by the County Council. To discuss adoption requirements for a development please contact [email protected].
Construction intended for adoption must comply with the current housing specifications. Previous specifications and Autocad files of drawings in the current appendices are available by request, please contact [email protected]
Please note that developers are responsible for all energy charges until adoption takes place.