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    Exclamation Unadopted Roads

    It's with relief I read the news that the Sefton Park road will finally get a decent repair soon. My little car was damaged recently as it was nearly swallowed by a massive hole.

    But it got me thinking, why are some roads unadopted like the Sefton Park one?

    How does a road become unadopted and can they become 'adopted'?

    Anyone got pictures of these poor roads?


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    Hello Kev

    One unadopted road that I can remember was off Ullet Road running down toward Sefton Park and I can recall going past on the top deck of the 80 bus and feeling sorry for it!

    I imagine that the number of unadopted roads around Sefton Park must have something to do with the way the park was laid out.

    Found this on a Sunderland site, where they say they have around 250 such unadopted roads and mention a figure of 40,000 unadopted roads nationally---

    What is an unadopted road?

    Unadopted roads, often referred to as private roads, are roads that do not reach the minimum adoptable standards set by the local authority. As such, unadopted roads do not receive any maintenance by councils. Unadopted roads usually consist of a dirt or rubble-track that in many cases do not have basic services such as drainage and street lighting. Although referred to as private, many unadopted roads are also a public thoroughfare and therefore cannot be fenced off or obstructed.

    How and why does the problem of unadopted roads exist?

    It would appear that unadopted roads are a ‘legacy of the past’ something that just ‘came about’ over a period of time and several generations, in the days before planning regulations and Tarmac roads. The problem of unadopted roads continues to exist today because of disagreements between residents and local authorities over the financing of improvements. Many unadopted roads are also plagued by uncertainties/disputes regarding land ownership.


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    Cheers Chris, there's one off Jericho Lane that looks sorry for itself.
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    If nobodys got any photies then I'll try and get some (If I think on!!) when I'm down that way Friday.
    In fact if the weathers all Right T'morrer who Knows..
    Any Photie Requests down Sefton Park way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    If nobodys got any photies then I'll try and get some (If I think on!!) when I'm down that way Friday.
    In fact if the weathers all Right T'morrer who Knows..
    Any Photie Requests down Sefton Park way..
    Any Photie requests of Anywhere Central and not too far North/South Liverpool just let me know and I'll see what I can do f' yer..

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    As many as u can please gerard. I don't know the location of them, apart from Jericho lane and a few off Wavertree High Street.
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