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Unadopted Roads

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the Northern Ireland Housing Executive estates in which the roads are unadopted; and which estates are unadopted five years after the completion of the contract.

I understand from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive that the following list is of housing estates or parts of estates built by the executive more than five years ago in which not all the roads have yet been adopted for maintenance as public roads:

  • Divis Street, Belfast
  • Hillhall Road, Lisburn
  • Carnagat, Newry
  • North Street/Main Street, Greyabbey
  • Parsonage Road, Kircublin
  • Part of Ballybreen, Dundonald
  • Part of Tullycarnett
  • Part of Braniel
  • Part of Lenadoon
  • Part of Shantallow, Londonderry
  • Part of Ballysally, Coleraine
  • Stiles, Antrim
  • New Park, Antrim
  • Part of Ballyoran, Portadown
  • Malcolmson Park, Maralin
  • Townhill, Irvinestown
  • New Street, Ederney
  • Spamount, Castlederg
  • Killeen, Strabane
  • Cushendun Extension
  • Donemana
  • Cross Heights, Rathfriland
  • Lurganure, Newry
  • Mullinskill, Vermera Bridge
  • Sleepy Valley, Richhill
  • Newtown Road, Rostrevor
  • Mullaghglass, Newry
  • Drumnahuncheon
  • Dunvale North, Ballymena
  • Cullybackey No. 2
  • Kells
  • Part of Spelgo Park, Hilltown
  • Hill Street and Stramore Road, Gilford
  • Part of Bloomfield Road, Bangor
  • Part of Comber Road, Newtownards
  • Part of Forest Park, Drumintree
  • Parkview, Newtownclogue
  • Hannahstown
I am informed that there are in addition some older estates built by former authorities and since transferred to the executive in which adoption of all the roads has not yet been completed for which information is not readily available. There are also estates recently built by the executive where the normal process of adoption of the roads will not yet have been completed in the ordinary course.(2) How many acres of land have been purchased in each district by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in each of the past five years; how many dwellings have been completed on these green field sites; how many dwellings are still under contract; how many more dwellings are proposed on green field sites in each district; what is the number of first preference applications on the housing list for each district; and which estates in each district are being built exclusively for applicants who are now residing outside the district.

These are matters for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and I am asking the chairman of the executive to reply to the hon. Member.