HC Deb 19 July 1960 vol 627 cc28-9W
83. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what new arrangements he now proposes in order to aid county councils in rural districts in taking over and maintaining unadopted roads, in view of the present unsatisfactory position.

Sir K. Joseph

None. Under the arrangements for the adoption of private streets, the cost of the work necessary to bring the street to a standard suitable for taking over by the highway authority falls on the owners of properties served by the street, although the highway authority has power to contribute the whole or part of the cost. After adoption, the responsibility for maintenance rests on the highway authority. My right hon. Friend has no reason to think that these arrangements are unsatisfactory.