Private Development Section
We are the team within Birmingham City Council that act as the Highway Authority.
We can enter into legal agreements for a newly built road to be publicly maintained or licence highway improvement works.
Birmingham City Council is the Highway Authority for all the publicly maintained highways in the city other than Trunk Roads. There are many ways in which land can become public highway and one of these is for the land to be dedicated within a legal agreement.
The Council adopts roads and footways (in some cases emergency links, footpaths, verges, visibility splays) and infrastructure such as traffic signals, street lighting and highway drainage by different methods as stated in the Highways Act 1980 and thereby takes on the maintenance responsibility.
The Private Development Section undertakes the management of design approval, construction planning, site inspection, enforcement and adoption of highway works built by developers. The following pages will give you a greater understanding of what is involved:
If you wish to contact us, we welcome enquiries either by post or by telephone:
You can report a highway defect online or telephone 0121 303 6644 (out of office hours emergencies telephone 0121 303 4149).
Advice is obtainable on highway status and proposed highway schemes from the Highway Information Team that updates and maintains the Highway Records.
Other useful telephone numbers are also listed here.
Fax Number: 0121 303 6379
- Private Development Section Home Page
- Adoption of Highways
- Agreements under Section 278
- Bond (Surety)
- Contact Us
- Creation of New Public Highways (Section 38 Agreement)
- Development Permits
- Environmental Protection
- Highway Design and Technical Approval
- Highway Lighting
- Highway Safety
- Road Making (Costs)
- Safety Audits
- Site Inspection
- Technical Documents
- Traffic Regulation Orders
- Works Notices and Traffic Management during the Works