Policy for Highway Network Management
To contribute to the Authority's Corporate and Community
Plan aims by ensuring that adopted roads and footways are
managed in an efficient and cost effective manner that maximises
access and minimises disruption to the user.
As a Highway Authority, the Council has a statutory duty to
maintain its roads and footways in a safe condition with regard to
the volume and nature of traffic carried. The function of 'Network
Management' is to bring together highway maintenance, improvement
and management to deliver an integrated user-focussed service.
Highway assessment is used to identify areas of the network
requiring maintenance, and assist in prioritising necessary
Network Management is therefore an essential part of the
Authority's Infrastructure Asset Management Plan.
The Council will: -
- Maintain a register of adopted roads and footways.
- Establish an integrated network management strategy based on
the "Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management",
which advises on standards.
- Carry out technical surveys and inspections to assess the
condition of roads and footways.
- Use the results of the technical surveys in a recognised
technology based management system (also known as "Pavement
Management System") to develop a prioritised programme of
- Carry out inspections in accordance with Government
- Publish an annual prioritised 'planned maintenance programme
consistent with budget allocation.
- Adopt a holistic approach to network management.
- Embrace a positive attitude to the needs of people with
- Embrace a positive attitude to safety, environmental,
sustainability and conservation issues.
This policy has crosscutting themes and complements and
interlinks with the following Corporate
Objectives : -
- Environment and Transport
- Community Safety
- Confident Communities
This policy has links with the policies for: -
Last Updated: 21.05.2013 at 13:33