None of the roads on the estate have been handed over to the West Sussex Highways Authority so who is responsible for our roads?
Last updated 10/11/20
Today, none of the roads on the estate have been handed over to the West Sussex Highways Authority – they remain the responsibility of the developers and are managed by HML – the estate managers. There is an agreement that, at some time in the future, some of the roads – mainly phase 1 roads (except Cheales Close) and the road leading down to the pumping station – will be handed over to be managed and maintained by West Sussex Highways. When that happens the cost will be met by the Authority. If work is required to these roads pre-handover then this should be paid for by the developers.
The remaining roads – Cheales Close and most of the phase 2 roads – will be handed over to the Residents Management Company. It will then be for the Management Company to maintain these roads and the cost will come from the residents. It’s important for residents to ensure that the roads to be handed over to the Residents Management Company are safe and in good order before being handed over – otherwise the residents will have to pick up the bill.
Now and in the future any issues regarding any of the roads should be addressed to HML. When the adoptable roads are handed over to West Sussex then HML should follow these matters up with the Authority on the residents’ behalf.
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