Road adoption

New roads constructed as part of new housing developments will usually be adopted by the local authority. Following completion of the road construction, maintenance and rectification period, the developer will make a formal application for road adoption to East Lothian Council.

Once approved, the road will be added to our list of public roads.

Until such time that roads are formally adopted, they are considered to be private, therefore liability for any incidents that occur on them lie with the developer. This includes issues relating to winter maintenance.