North Warwickshire Unadopted Roads
See links below to find out what roads are unadopted in North Warwickshire.
An unadopted road is a road which the Local Highway Authority, namely Warwickshire County Council, has no duty to maintain. The maintenance of unadopted roads (often referred to as private streets) remain the responsibility of the respective landowner. North Warwickshire Borough Council in its role of landowner has a duty of care to maintain the following roads.
The services that NWBC provides for residents of council owned unadopted roads are:
- Street Lighting.
- Cleaning of Road Gullies.
- Repairs to Defective Footways and Carriageways.
- Road Markings.
- Street Furniture.
- Street Cleaning.
New Developments usually need to link in with the existing highway network. New roads and their links to the network tend to be constructed by the developer and then later become the responsibility of the Highway authority through a process called adoption. This is done through section 38 of the Highways Act 1980. For safety and maintenance reasons, the Highway authority will wish that the new infrastructure has been constructed to a safe and specified standard. For this purpose, Warwickshire County Council is involved from the outset of the planning process, specifying the required standards and the supervision of the works. However the responsibility of maintaining new estate roads prior to adoption would rest with the relevant developer.