Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with the various issues. Whilst most fall to SKDC to address, the highways, footpaths and drainage issues are LCC and are slowly creeping forward.

The updated plan above shows the areas now adopted (in blue).

The maintenance period for the Helmsley Road estate (outside the school in Red) ends on Feb 24. There are a few remedial works to pick up, but this should hopefully be adopted in springtime.

The remainder of the unadopted areas in red sit with Buckminster estate.

Below is a list of the remedial work we are pushing the developers to deliver and fix.

Area – C School Cycle route

Bellway Cycle route – off Balmoral Drive

Lauriston Road / Allotment cycle route

Pennine Way / Arundel Drive

Balmoral Drive

  • Completion of the highway and cycleway to adoptable standards.
  • The developer wishes to remove the requirement for block paving and is discussing with SKDC as the planning authority.

Lauriston Road

  • Completion of the highway and cycleway to adoptable standards


Overall there is a lot of work still to be done, and our laboratory still has to test materials and street lights.

Once the works are complete and the roads are all adopted, we can start looking at speeding and parking issues; until then we have no powers (sadly).

As always, please get in touch if you have any queries or queries.