Road adoptions and highway improvements

Click here to view the Section 38/278 Application Form and Guidance Notes.

Click here to view the Section 171 Application Form (from 1st April 2021) for development related schemes. For applications to work on private households (i.e vehicle crossover). Please contact East Sussex Highways on 0345 60 80 193 or at East Sussex Highways

Adoption of new roads

The Council may adopt new roads that are constructed to our design and construction standards. This is usually confirmed under a Section 38 agreement under the Highways Act 1980.

Adoption of existing roads

The Council will consider adoption of existing private roads and streets providing they are brought up to an adoptable standard by the owner(s).

Adoption is usually progressed under Section.228 of the Highways Act 1980. For further information please contact Transport Development Control.

Highway Improvements

The Council may agree to authorise highway improvements carried out by third parties, usually via a Section 278 agreement under the Highways Act 1980.

Representations on highway works

Design Guidance

Please find below our latest local design guidance and links to national design standards:

ESCC Local Design Guide for Residential Development

Design Standards for Industrial Roads

Traffic Signal Design and Installation Standards.

‘Manual for Streets’ (MFS)

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges’. (DMRB)

Construction Specifications

ESCC Construction specification for developers

Acceptance form – Highway Construction Specification for Developers