To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on expediting decisions on road development in order to permit planned residential projects to proceed.
17 January 2017
On the Strategic Road Network, Highways England is a statutory planning consultee and is required to respond to planning applications, within 21 days as a statutory requirement.
On local roads my Department has no direct role in Local Highway Authority decisions on the timing of road adoptions linked to residential housing developments. I plan to publish an Advice Note in the spring, which provides best practice guidance to support the successful adoption of such roads.