Road and footpath maintenance

Report issues with roads and footpaths, including surface issues, kerbs and road markings. Information about road maintenance, ownership and buying highway land.

Can I report an issue with a road, footpath or kerb?

Please note: if the issue involves trees, hedges or grass cutting, you can report this via our trees, hedges, and grass cutting page.

How does the council maintain the roads?

The council uses a range of techniques to repair and preserve its 2,200 miles of road network from repairing potholes and patch repairs, up to full reconstruction. One of the most effective preservation techniques is a process called surface dressing. We carry out our own programme of surface dressing each summer to treat and protect around 80 miles of roads across the network.

How often are roads and footpaths inspected?

To comply with our duty under the Highways Act 1980, we carry out routine safety inspections on all public roads and footpaths. How frequently we inspect a road or footpath will will depend on the road category or classification and the amount of traffic and pedestrians.

We may also carry out additional inspections as a result of reports from members of the public, the police or other organisations.

Which surfaces are being repaired and how long will it take?

The time taken will naturally depend on the extent of repair that is needed. Some roads can be resurfaced and ready to drive on in under an hour, but some repairs may need more time.

We try to reduce inconvenience to the public by giving advance notice wherever possible, either online or using nearby signs.

We will also sweep the road or footpath both before and after the work is carried out. If replacement road markings are required, these will be replaced as soon as possible.

Roads scheduled for resurfacing

Location Street Road number Postcode
Bainton Applegarth Lane Unclassified YO25 9NL
Bainton Kirkburn Road A614 YO25 9EF
Bainton Neswick Road Unclassified YO25 9EG
Bempton Cliff Lane Unclassified YO15 1JD
Bishop Wilton Hatkill Lane C4 YO41 1HR
Boynton Sands Lane Unclassified None
Bridlington Bempton Crescent Unclassified YO16 7HF
Bridlington Bempton Drive Unclassified YO16 7HG
Bridlington Bempton Gardens Unclassified YO16 7HQ
Bridlington Martongate B1255 YO16 6YD
Bridlington Prospect Street C31 YO15 2AL
Bridlington Quay Road B1423 YO16 4JB
Bridlington Quay Road C31 YO15 2SB
Bridlington Scarborough Road A165 YO16 7NU
Bridlington Wheatley Drive Unclassified YO16 6TT
Bridlington Woldgate Unclassified YO16 4XE
Driffield Wansford Road B1249 YO25 5NN
Full Sutton Hatkill Lane C4 YO41 1FX
Kirkburn Eastburn Road A614 YO25 9DP
Kirkburn Kirkburn Road A614 YO25 9EA
Middleton on the Wolds Front Street A614 YO25 9UA
Nunburnholme Town Street Unclassified YO42 1QY
Sewerby Jewison Lane C151 YO15 1DX
Skerne Ricklepits C23 YO25 9HX
Skirpenbeck Dolegate C4 YO41 1JA
Skirpenbeck Main Street C91 YO41 1HF
Sledmere Duggleby Road B1253 YO25 3XU
Wansford Driffield Road B1249 YO25 8NU
Asselby Asselby Road C33 DN14 7EU
Asselby Barmby Road C33 DN14 7HF
Asselby Main Street C33 DN14 7HB
Barmby on the Marsh Asselby Road C33 DN14 7HQ
Barmby on the Marsh High Street C33 DN14 7HS
Barmby on the Marsh North Street Unclassified DN14 7HL
Bielby Common Lane C16 YO42 4JL
Bielby Main Street C16 YO42 4JW
Brind Wood Lane B1228 DN14 7LD
Everingham Main Street C111 YO42 4JF
Gilberdyke Clementhorpe Lane Unclassified HU15 2UQ
Gilberdyke Clementhorpe Road C33 HU15 2UD
Gilberdyke Scalby Lane C33 & Unclassified HIU15 2UZ
Gilberdyke Station Road C33 HU15 2SU
Gilberdyke Thornton Dam Lane Unclassified HU15 2UL
Market Weighton Arras Hill A1079 YO43 4NB
Market Weighton Sancton Road A1034 YO43 4RE
Melbourne Common Road Unclassified YO42 4RG
Newport Main Road B1230 HU15 2QS
North Cave Eastfield Road C29 HU15 2NA
North Cave Sand Lane C29 HU15 2LB
North Cave Station Road C29 HU15 2LA
North Cave Westgate B1230 HU15 2NU
Sancton King Street A1034 YO43 4QP
Sancton Market Weighton Road A1034 YO43 4NG
Storwood Ballhall Lane Unclassified YO42 4TD
Storwood General Lane to Hagg Lane B1228 YO42 4SY
Whitgift Ousefleet Road C48 DN14 8HH
Beverley Admiral Walker Road B1230 HU17 8NR
Beverley Admiral Walker Road Unclassified HU17 8NP
Beverley Cartright Lane B1230 HU17 8NA
Beverley Keldgate Road B1230 HU17 8RG
Beverley Kirkholme Way Unclassified HU17 0QH
Beverley Lairgate B1230 HU17 8HN
Beverley Lyndhurst Close Unclassified HU17 0QG
Beverley Plantation Close Unclassified HU17 0QJ
Beverley Wylies Road C57 HU17 7AP
Cherry Burton Malton Road B1248 HU17 7RA
Cottingham Eppleworth Road C29 HU16 5YT
Cottingham Wasdale Green Unclassified HU16 4HN
Etton Kiplingcoates Road C76 YO43 3LY
Molescroft Brereton Close Unclassified HU17 7QE
Molescroft Burnaby Close Unclassified HU17 7ET
Molescroft Burney Close Unclassified HU17 7EQ
Molescroft Copendale Road Unclassified HU17 7BW
Molescroft Crawshaw Avenue Unclassified HU17 7QW
Molescroft Curlew Close Unclassified HU17 7QN
Molescroft Hargreave Close Unclassified HU17 7BG
Molescroft Jefferson Close Unclassified HU17 7BQ
Molescroft Mallard Close Unclassified HU17 7QG
Molescroft Oak Tree Close Unclassified HU17 7QL
Molescroft Oak Tree Drive Unclassified HU17 7BD
Molescroft Rokerby Close Unclassified HU17 7QP
Molescroft Saville Close Unclassified HU17 7QF
Molescroft Scrubwood Lane Unclassified HU17 7BE
Molescroft Sheldrake Way Unclassified HU17 7QQ
Molescroft Tardrew Close Unclassified HU17 7QH
Molescroft Thurlow Avenue Unclassified HU17 7QJ
Routh Meaux Lane C14 HU17 9SR
South Dalton Kiplingcoates Road C76 HU17 7BX
South Dalton Main Street C61 HU17 7PJ
South Dalton West End Unclassified HU17 7PN
Wawne Meaux Lane C149 HU17 9SS
Anlaby Beverley Road B1232 HU10 7BQ
Brough Moor Road Unclassified HU15 1TS
Ellerker Cave Lane C74 HU15 2DX
Ellerker Main Street C74 HU15 2DH
Hessle Boothferry Road A1105 HU3 0NF
Kirk Ella Four Acre Close Unclassified HU10 7JL
Kirk Ella Green Acres Unclassified HU10 7JD
Kirk Ella Kerry Drive Unclassified HU10 7NA
Kirk Ella Kirk Rise Unclassified HU10 7NA
Kirk Ella Swanland Butts Close Unclassified HU10 7JG
Kirk Ella The Avenue Unclassified HU10 7RF
Kirk Ella The Lunds Unclassified HU10 7JJ
Kirk Ella The Vale Unclassified HU10 7PR
Kirk Ella White Walk Unclassified HU10 7JH
Skidby Westfield Lane C29 HU16 5YJ
South Cave Ellerker Lane C74 HU15 2DZ
South Cave Sand Lane C29 HU15 2JQ
South Cave Water Lane C74 HU15 2HJ
Walkington Bentley Lane C60 HU17 8PP
Walkington Little Weighton Road C61 HU17 8SP
Walkington Townend Road Unclassified HU17 8SY
Walkington Townend Road C61 None
Aldbrough Wentworth Grove Unclassified HU11 4RU
Bilton Main Road B1238 HU11 4DY
Brandesburton Hempholme Lane C149 YO25 8LX
Brandesburton Hempholme Road C149 YO25 8NB
Brandesburton Mill Lane C149 YO25 8QS
Burstwick Daisy Hill Road C111 HU12 9HD
Burstwick Main Street C145 & Unclassified HU12 9EB
Elstronwick Daisy Hill Road C111 HU12 9HD
Great Hatfield North Road C1 HU11 4UR
Great Hatfield Sigglesthorne Road C66 HU11 4UZ
Great Hatfield Station Road C66 HU11 4UY
Hedon Hedon By Pass A1033 None
Patrington Tithe Barn Lane Unclassified HU12 0PE
Preston Weghill Road C28 HU12 8SX
Sigglesthorne Great Hatfield Road C66 HU11 5QJ
Tunstall Kiln House Lane Unclassified HU12 0JH
Tunstall Main Street C64 HU12 0JF
Tunstall Pastures Lane C64 HU12 0JD
Tunstall Rectory Lane Unclassified HU12 0JE
Tunstall Seaside Road Unclassified HU12 0JQ
Withernsea Alma Street Unclassified HU19 2AL
Withernsea Bannister Street Unclassified HU19 2DU
Withernsea Cammidge Street Unclassified HU19 2AW
Withernsea Egroms Lane Unclassified HU19 2LZ
Withernsea Hubert Street Unclassified HU19 2AT
Withernsea Queen Street North Unclassified HU19 2AJ
Withernsea Seathorne Unclassified HU19 2BB
Withernsea St Nicholas Park Unclassified HU19 2JL
Withernsea Station Road Unclassified HU19 2JH
Withernsea Victoria Avenue Unclassified HU19 2LH
Withernwick Lambwath Bridge to Whitedale C1 HU11 4TY
Bridlington Limekiln Lane Unclassified YO16 6TH

My road was due for resurfacing. Why has this not happened?

If we don’t carry out the work on the date stated, this will probably be due to unsuitable weather conditions. Surface dressing work can only be completed during spells of dry weather as the materials we use won’t stick or set properly in cold and wet conditions.

If we have to postpone the resurfacing of a road, we will aim to alter nearby signage with the revised date as soon as possible.

Will the council repair private roads?

No, the council has no responsibility to maintain private roads. The council may adopt private roads if requested by the owner provided it is to the correct standard. We will advise further following application. Please send us details of your request:

Do I need permission to install a dropped kerb?

Having a dropped kerb installed for vehicular access to your property may need planning permission.

Please read more about dropped kerbs in our planning section.

What is the ‘List of Streets’ and what does it show?

Under the Highways Act 1980, Section 36(6), every highway authority has to keep an up-to-date record of any highway maintainable at public expense and allow this to be inspected by any member of the public. This is referred to as the ‘List of Streets’.

Like many rural authorities, where some highways have no name at all we usually record our information as a series of maps – although some areas, such as Bridlington, have their records listed in text. There are two sets of maps showing:

  • Highways maintained at public expense - these include the roads and footways that have been adopted by the council.

  • Public rights of way - these are referred to as the definitive map which shows paths that the public can use, although there are some rights of way that are not maintained by the council.

What it doesn't show:

The List of Streets does not show:

  • All the streets in the East Riding of Yorkshire – the List of Streets only indicates highways that are maintainable at public expense and does not include streets that are privately maintained.

  • What type of highway the street is – the List of Streets includes footpaths, alleys and passages. The presence of a street on our records does not necessarily mean it can be driven or ridden down.

  • Who owns the land – highways can run over private land.

  • Private access rights – the records show which highways can be used by the public, they do not show private rights of access.

  • How wide the street is or where the highway boundary is – the widths on the map are only indicative of the highway extent. We don't typically hold detailed information on highway extents or the exact location of the highway boundary and we don't currently provide a service to research these issues. However, if you require assistance relating to a highway boundary issue, we offer a 'meet on-site service' and will take the best view inline with known practice. Get in touch to arrange an appointment.

  • Private streets maintained by the council – the maps do not show streets that the council maintains that are not highway. For example some access roads to Council depots and within school boundaries.

How to view the 'list of streets'

To make it easy for you to view the List of Streets, we have a digital version of the Highways maintained at public expense on the Planning computer in the IT suite at our Beverley Library and a copy of our Definitive Map at the Treasure House Archives in Beverley. This information has been prepared from paper maps and is correct to the best of our knowledge.

Similar information is available at Find My Street and Walking the Riding. We take every reasonable effort to ensure that the information contained on these sites is accurate, but the records are subject to frequent changes. The websites are for reference only and not our official 'list of streets' and therefore should not be relied upon for legal purposes.*

* Disclaimer: We shall not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise), costs, expense or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the use of the Walking the Riding or Find My Street services.

If you would like to see the actual physical maps, please get in touch to arrange a viewing.


For further information or to arrange an appointment, please call:

Tel: (01482) 393939

Which roads are subject to a New Roads and Streetworks Act Section 58 notice?

Roads subject to a Section 58 notice are those which have had major works recently carried out. The purpose of the notice is to prohibit other organisations, such as a telephone company, from excavating them for up to three years, unless it is an emergency.

Section 58 restrictions summary - April 2022 (35kb)

Can I buy highway land?

As a highway authority, we are responsible for the public's highway right to pass over land. Whilst the land has highway rights across it, it cannot be sold, however, it is sometimes possible to remove highway rights through a Stopping Up Application either when a road is no longer required as public highway or where an alternative route is proposed.

The successful making of such an Order will extinguish the highway rights and the public would no longer be legally able to pass or repass over the area of land. In addition, the public utilities that may have services running through the area will not be able to use the highway rights to access their services.

Once the highway rights are removed, control of the land reverts back to the owner and it would be up to the owner to decide whether they wished to sell the land. The highway authority generally does not own the land beneath the highway, it usually forms part of the adjacent lands title, but may be owned by a third party or, in some instances, there may be no recorded owner. If the owner of the land is unknown, then the owners of the land adjoining are presumed in law to own the subsoil of the highway up to the middle part of the road. This presumption may be displaced by actual evidence of ownership. You are advised to take independent legal advice where an owner does not exist, in order to ascertain any rights over the land.

How do I have a highway stopped up?

There are two routes to remove highway rights by stopping up a highway:

  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Highways Act 1980.

Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Section 247 of this Act allows for the stopping up and/or diversion of any highway that is required in order to facilitate a development with a valid and relevant planning permission. It may also provide for the provision of new/improved highway which also form part of the planning permission.

This legal process must be completed before physical changes to the highway are made.

Where a stopping up/diversion is required in order to implement a planning permission, the stopping up/diversion is carried out under the Town and Country Planning Act. The decision on whether an order will be granted is made by the Secretary of State.

Where the highway is to be stopped up under the Act, an individual or developer will need to make an application to the Department for Transport. East Riding of Yorkshire Council does not have any involvement with this application.

Find out more about the process and how to apply on GOV.UK

Highways Act 1980

Section 116 of this Act allows the highway authority to apply for the stopping up/diversion of the highway where it:

  • is unnecessary, or
  • can be diverted to make it nearer or more accessible to the public.

The application may completely remove highway rights or downgrade a route to a lower status such as a footpath or bridleway.

The application is made at a Magistrates' Court and can only be made by the relevant highway authority. Anyone else who wished to stop up/divert a highway may request the highway make an application on their behalf and at their (requestor's) cost.

If a request is received, the council will determine whether it is possible to stop up the highway. If we agree to make the application, the requestor is required to pay £2,407 to cover our basic costs in connection with making the application. This amount must be paid before the application process commences. In addition to these costs, should there be objections and the hearing at the Magistrates' Court is deferred, the requestor must pay for any additional costs which arise. The requestor will also be required to meet all of the costs of any highway alterations, diversion of any highway apparatus/statutory undertakers' plant and/or costs of entering into any wayleaves/easements that may be required as a consequence of the order.

It is up to the Magistrate to approve the application and there is no guarantee that the changes will be approved. Costs incurred will be recovered regardless of whether the application is successful.

Highway Stopping Up Procedure (pdf 65kb)

Highway Stopping Up Procedure Flow Diagram (pdf 31kb)

If you wish to explore the possibility of an application please contact

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