Road Construction Consent
In terms of section 21 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 any person or organisation other than the Roads Authority who is seeking to construct a new road or an extension of an existing road must obtain Roads Construction Consent, irrespective of whether or not the roads are intended to be adopted as public. Design guidance must be taken in the first instance from The National Roads Development Guide, and thereafter any application for Roads Construction Consent (RCC) should satisfy the technical details as set out within the Standards for Roads Construction Consent and Adoption.
Standards for Roads Construction Consent and Adoption
New roads that are to be added to the list of public roads must be designed and constructed in accordance with the current procedures and design standards.
These documents are currently taken from Aberdeenshire Council
For a residential development, a developer must lodge a security, in the form of a road bond or deposit, in favour of the Roads Authority, to cover the cost of providing the roads to the standard set out in the Road Construction Consent. The road bond is intended to protect prospective house purchasers from having to arrange completion of roads to adoptable standards, in the event that the developer is unable to do so. The security must be lodged prior to commencement of any building works. This is in accordance with Section 17 of The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 and The Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Regulations 1985, as amended by The Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1998.
Section 140(6) of The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 entitles a Roads Authority to recover expenses reasonably incurred in inspecting work to which a Road Construction Consent relates.
The approved fees for Road Construction Consent (RCC) are set out below (effective as of 01/04/2016):
|Inspection Fee||£64 per £1,000 of Road Bond value|
Second or subsequent RCC Application
(To amend original application or to extend the approval period)
Payment of the inspection fee will be split into smaller equal parts reflecting key milestones within the construction phases. An invoice (part fee) will be issued at each key milestone.
For Example: based on Road bond value of £100,000, the inspection fee would be £6,400. Payment would be via 3 separate invoiced payments to the value of £2,133.33 each
(Charges for 2016/17 were approved by The Moray Council Special Committee 17/02/2016)
We require a RCC application to be submitted along with supporting documents which should include: Location Plan; Layout Plan (1:500); Road Profiles; Surface Water Drainage Profiles; Typical Cross Sections; Site Investigation Information; and any other details to enable the assessment of the proposal.
The application should be accompanied by four paper copies of detailed drawings, folded to A4 size, along with other relevant documents (Drainage Impact Assessment, etc). It is acceptable for the documents to be submitted in an approved electronic format.
When new roads are proposed for construction and adoption via the RCC process, (where appropriate) vehicle swept paths analysis should be undertaken to ensure that larger vehicles may be accommodated safely within the new roads (refuse vehicles/ buses etc). Developers/consultants should check requirements with the council at their earliest opportunity.
For further information and guidance please contact us.
A series of RCC forms are available to download as PDF documents below:
|CC1||RCC Application Form|
|CC2||Notice for service on owners and occupiers of land fronting, abutting or comprehended in new roads or extension of existing road|
|CC3||Road Bond Determination Form|
|CC4||Notification of Works Commencement|
|CC5||Application for Reduction in Bond Form|
|CC6||Application for addition of roads to the List of Public Roads|
|CC6A||Application for Adoption of Passing Place to the List of Public Roads|
|CC7||Application for extension|
|TA1||Technical Approval Application Form|
|TA2||Technical Approval - Notice for service on owners and occupiers of land fronting, abutting or comprehended in new roads or extension of existing road|