Many new developments include new roads and paths to allow public access. Most developers wish to get these adopted as a 'highway maintainable at the public expense'.
These highways guidance notes and standard details help developers design and construct roads and paths suitable for adoption by Kirklees Council.
- The Advance Payments Code and You - May 2022 (version 1)
- Emergency Access, Waste Management, Servicing & Deliveries - April 2020 (version 1)
- Existing Roads and Paths Affected by New Developments - March 2019 (version 1)
- Gradients - March 2019 (version 2)
- Highway Adoption Drawings - March 2019 (version 1)
- Highway Adoptions and the Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations - March 2019 (version 1)
- Highway Adoptions Criteria - March 2019 (version 1)
- Highways, Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), and Private Drainage - March 2019 (version 1)
- Highway Structures - Structural Procedures - November 2021
- Highways Technical Approval - March 2019 (version 1)
- Introduction to Highways and Adoptions - March 2019 (version 1)
- Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Adopted Highways - March 2019 (version 1)
- Private Streets and the Advance Payments Code March 2022 (version 1)
- Private work to existing highways - May 2020
- Requirements of new and improved roads and paths - March 2019 (version 3)
- Requirements of Submitted Documents - March 2019 (version 1)
- Section 38 Agreements for Highway Adoptions - March 2022 (version 2)
- Soakaways - March 2019 (version 2)
What the council will adopt
The council will only adopt new roads and paths if:
- they are suitably designed and constructed
- and the council has been paid in advance a 'commuted sum' to cover any exceptional costs associated with their management and maintenance.
In general, the council will adopt:
- roads serving more than five residential properties
- some roads and paths within large industrial or commercial developments
- parts of the accesses to large, individual properties - such as factories, supermarkets, or blocks of flats - where it is in the public interest for the entrance to be entirely within the publicly maintainable highway.
Limitations on use
These guidance notes and standard details are only intended for use on developments in Kirklees.
If you intend to use them for anything other than designing and constructing roads and paths suitable for adoption by Kirklees Council we advise you to ensure they are suitable.
Failure to do so might:
- be an offence under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 or other local legislation
- contravene other legal requirements
- not satisfy contractual obligations
- be considered professional malpractice.
- Kirklees Council
- Address Highway Adoptions, PO Box 1720, Huddersfield, HD1 9EL
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 01484 221000 - ask for Highway Adoptions