Issue details

Updating adopted highway and list of streets data

Purpose of Report: To seek approval to implement the process required by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) in its decision dated 19 May 2021. The LGO identified that some of the Council’s highway records (List of Streets and highway extent map) are not up to date. The LGO has therefore requested the following actions from the Council to update the records:
1. Complete a review of the Council’s road adoption system within three months of the Ombudsman’s decision (by 19th August 2021). The review should consider how it is kept up to date and accurate; and
2. Within one month of completing the review (by 19th September), report the findings to Councillors and seek approval for changes and recommendations.
The report seeks approval for officers to undertake a full update of the highway extent map, List of Streets, and Definitive Map in 2021/22, addressing all areas to be reviewed and update as appropriate.

The Executive will be asked to approve the proposed process and funding allocation to address the issues identified by the LGO with regard to the Council’s highway records (List of Streets and highway extent map).

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/07/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 26/08/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Dave Atkinson, Head of Highways and Transport email:;, Helene Vergereau, Traffic and Highway Development Manager

Consultation process

Internal consultation process.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Not Applicable for this process.


Agenda items


  • Updating adopted highway and list of streets data  


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