The Taking in Charge Process
The term “Taking in Charge” means that the council assumes liability and responsibility for the roads, footpaths and public areas associated with a particular estate. When a residential development is completed in accordance with all the conditions and particulars of the planning permission, the developer or the majority of home owners may make a written request to the Development Control Section to have the estate taken in charge (roads and services).
Taking In Charge Policy Statement.
Our taking in charge of housing estates policy statement which was presented to full council in June 2008 sets out our policy, procedures and standards required for taking private residential housing estates in charge.
Home owner applications
The application form must be accompanied with the signatures of the majority of the home owners (not tenants).