Information on highway records
The Royal Borough of Greenwich keeps records of:
- street adoptions
- stopping up orders
- diversion orders
- modification orders
- reclassification orders.
Why do we need them?
These records are used to provide information to various sections and departments of the Royal Borough and outside bodies, including replies to Local Land Charges, solicitor enquiries and letters from the public.
The reports consist of a register incorporating road classification numbers if applicable, ward location, house numbers and whether such matters are maintainable at the public expense. In conjunction with this record, 1:1250 Ordnance Survey sheets are kept to provide a visual image of the adopted/unadopted streets in Royal Greenwich.
As a member of the public, you can inspect these records during normal office hours.
Highways over private land
The land over which a highway passes may be privately owned, but the Highway Authority has overriding duties, powers and responsibilities. Responsibility for the land over which a highway passes will only revert to the owner if the highway is 'stopped up' by means of a Highway Order.