§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review his policy regarding the making up of unadopted roads in view of the hardship caused to pensioners and other persons on low income as a result of substantial increase in road charges for unadopted roads made up long after houses have been built; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Horam
The making up of unadopted roads is, under Part IX of the Highways Act 1959, a responsibility of the local street works authority. The road works are a charge on property, but individual cases of hardship can be mitigated at the discretion of the street works authority by payment by instalments over a period not exceeding 30 years.