- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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Mike Hedges Calls for Local Authorities to be given powers to put building Roads to adoptable standards as part of planning consents.
At a debate on problems relating to unadopted roads, Swansea East AM Mike Hedges called for local Councils to be given powers to force developers to build roads to an adoptable standards as part of planning consents for new estate developments. During the debate, he made the point..
‘It always amazes me that under conditions planners can specify the brick and colour of the windows but cannot specify that the road must be built to adoptable standard’
Mike called for Local Authorities to have the Power to force as part of the planning permission, Developers to build roads on new estates to adoptable standards.
He called for the new Planning Law for Wales which will be introduced in 2020 to include new powers.
Speaking after the debate Mike said…… ‘My case work in recent years has seen literally hundreds of letters complaining about unadopted roads and the problems for residents who live on them. It is time for the Assembly to use the powers we have to introduce a legislative framework to ensure that Local Authorities have the power to demand of developers that roads are built to standards allowing them to be adopted by Local Authorities. For too long the burden has fallen on residents and resident groups such as the Parc Brynheulog Residents Association to fight these battles; it is time the Assembly legislated to support these residents and provide Local Authorities with the relevant powers.’