This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Highways Adoptions In Nuneaton'.


  
Mr Alan Baxter
  
Information Management
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Email xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
 
Please ask for Stella Bibb 
 
 
 
 
Our ref: 8846130
 
Date: 5 April 2023
 
Dear Mr Baxter
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Your request for information has been considered by Warwickshire County Council under the 
Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Warwickshire County Council.  
 
You asked: 
Whilst reporting highways defects recently I was made aware that the estate of houses 
comprising Rannoch Drive / Lomond Way / Laggan Close / Katrine Close / Sunart Way / 
Arklet Close remains unadopted for maintenance by Warwickshire County Council.
 
This is despite this estate of houses being built 15 years ago, or so. 
1. Could Warwickshire County Council inform me as to whether there is a timetable or 
plan in place to get these roads adopted for maintenance by WCC.?

The Section38 scheme was placed on its maintenance period in 2005. There are remedials 
required to the streetlighting in 2013 from a lighting inspection, it is unclear whether these were 
carried out. The streetlighting will need to be re inspected due to the period of time that has 
passed. Therefore, there may be extra costs for the additional inspection of the streetlighting.
Upon receipt of the evidence of adoption of sewers by Severn Trent Water Limited, STW 
vesting certificate. No 104 Certificate has been provided. I believe there is an issue with 
'easements'  There are outstanding items required to progress to adoption in accordance with 
the S38 Agreement: 
• Acceptance of streetlighting subsequent to inspections by WCC Streetlighting.  
• Acceptance of fire hydrant provision by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
• Civils inspection 
• Provision of As-Built drawings 
 

It is down to the developer to resolve those points raised above. They have employed a 
specialist company that deals with older schemes (JLES) and I believe they are currently trying 
to resolve those issues however it should be noted that we have not received a response for 
over a year.
2. And also any necessary conditions to facilitate this adoption.
The developer has signed up to a Section 38 agreement. However until Seven Trent are happy 
with the sewers and drainage we are unable to proceed.
3. Also, is there an on-line resource available via WCC to check the status of Highways 
Adoptions within the County.? There are a lot of little estates of homes being built 
around Warwickshire so it is important that people can check this prior to buying a home 
in the County.

It is down to the house owners solicitors to ask those questions through land charges. Many 
developments will have a Section 38 Agreement in place but unfortunately sometimes we have 
trouble adopting due to various reasons from bad workmanship, drawings not adhered too, 
drainage issues, lighting problems, landscaping problems to name but a few. It is up to the 
developer to inform residents the status of the highway as they still responsible for the upkeep 
the roads and footways.
end. 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal 
review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of 
the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
Information Management 
Shire Hall 
Warwick 
CV34 4RL 
xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly 
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be 
contacted at:
 
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Phone: 0303 123 1113 
Website: www.ico.org.uk
 
I will now close your request as of this date.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Stella Bibb 
Information Rights Officer