Information about design standards, available guidance, adoption of streets, who is responsible for street naming, changing part of your address and search for a property.
The highway and development management team assesses any developmental proposal that has highway implications, which includes single dwellings, large residential developments, hospitals and industrial estates. The assessment includes proposed development street layouts and how they are designed, such as their dimensions, construction specification, access and egress proposals and junction design.
Parking of vehicles is one of the main aspects of any layout design and proposals are assessed to ensure this element meets with council policies and national guidance.
The team provides advice on highway matters relating to pre-application discussions and planning applications.
The team does not take responsibility for the maintenance or repair of the public highway infrastructure.
National guidance relating to new street design and parking is available from the Department for Transport website:
Department for Transport - Manual for Streets (external website)
A new East Riding of Yorkshire Council Parking and Layout Guide is being formulated. The guide will relate to new residential/commercial/retail development proposals and include how much parking provision will be required for each type of development. This is an important detail as East Riding of Yorkshire is mainly rural in area and cars are the most common form of transport. The guide will be available in the near future and posted on the website.
For further information contact us:
On (01482) 393753
Highway Development Management Team Planning and Development Management East Riding of Yorkshire Council County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
The council has produced a document to assist applicants with pre-application advice:
Highway pre-application standing advice for small scale development proposals (pdf 105kb opens in new window)
When new developments are given planning permission, an application for 'construction approval' can be made, which when granted, ensures the proposed highway infrastructure (streets) are to be constructed to this council's specification. Details of what is required in the application are contained in the following document:
Construction details (pdf 55.3kb opens in new window)
Once construction approval has been given the developer is provided with 'section 38' application forms. These forms, along with layout plans comprise a section 38 agreement which is a voluntary agreement between the developer and the council. This agreement enables the highway infrastructure (streets) to be eligible for adoption as publicly maintained, once the maintenance period (1 year after completion) has elapsed, and subject to all works being satisfactorily completed in accordance with the agreed specifications.
The council, as highway authority, can adopt streets under section 228 of the Highways Act 1980. Generally section 228 relates to older streets that either do not have a section 38 agreement or have never been publicly maintained.
If you wish to pursue an adoption under this procedure please get in touch:
You can apply to change the name of your property but you cannot change its number.
To change the name of your property please complete the street naming and numbering application form below:
Street naming and numbering application form (pdf 95kb opens in new window)
Once complete, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to:
Address management Team,Planning and Development Management,
East Riding of Yorkshire Council,County Hall, Beverley,HU17 9BA
Find out how to search for a property address and postcode.