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Highway Maintenance

The maintenance of highways and streets, including verges and visibility splays are generally the responsibility of Devon County Council Highways

Public Highways (adopted)

The majority of roads are "highways maintained at the public expense" and adopted by Devon County Highways. This usually includes the road itself and any associated verges, hedges and visibility splays. For further information, please visit the County Council's website using the following links:

You can also contact the Area North Highway Management Unit:

        Area North Highway Management 
        Devon County Council
        Civic Centre
        BARNSTAPLE 
        EX31 1ED

  • Tel:         0845 155 1004
  • Fax:        01271 388490
  • E-mail:    northareahm@devon.gov.uk

    HIGHWAYS EMERGENCY LINE (24 hours) : 01392 383329

Private Roads

Some roads are not adopted and remain in the ownership of the developer. You should contact them directly with any queries. In some instances a private road may be owned by Torridge District Council (such as Ethelwynne Brown Close, Bideford and River Tamar Way, Holsworthy), or by other organisations such as Tarka Homes.

Areas of Public Open Space

Areas of public open space may be retained by a developer, or adopted by the District Council. Please visit our Parks and Open Spaces page for further information.