Although all properties on the VIE estate were sold over a year ago, still the County Council have failed to complete the adoption of the land. Cllr Manning, who lives on the estate, explains: “I’ve been chasing this for a while now, and whilst we finally have a timescale of end of May, I’m very unclear as to why it has taken so long to get to this point.
In order to escalate this and get some reassurance that there aren’t problems of some kind, I’ve submitted a written question to full Council.”
The question reads:
On adoption of roads by County highways for new developments:
Could the cabinet member give some detail on the speed of adoption of roads marked for such on new developments and what he thinks an acceptable timescale for adoptions to happen are?
Can he further give some statistics on the speed of completion of adoptions over the last 10 years, or a close acceptable reporting period?
In terms of both parts of the question, I would be interested in such detail as:
How often remedial works from the developer(s) are required, and some indication of why developers are allowed to put in sub standard works
Time scales for completing any remedial works and how these timescales are enforced
Should residents have already moved in before road adoption is complete, and how often does this happen in practise?
How are residents kept informed about the state of the roads of their development?
How often lighting columns on adopted land are completed to County standards, and working before residents move in to new developments