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Housing Executive Estates

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has for adoption as public roads of the following roads in Housing Executive estates in the constituency of the right hon. Member for Down, South; Malcolm-son Park, Magheralin, Cross Heights, Rathfriland, Lurganare, Newry, Newtown Road. Rostrevor, Spelga Park, Hilltown, Hill Street and Stramore Road, Gilford.

The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland adopts roads for maintenance as public roads as and when these are finished to the appropriate standards, and provided they have been open to traffic for a period of one year after having been given a preliminary certificate of suitability for adoption. The initiative for starting the adoption procedure rests with the developers.The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has not yet asked the Department to adopt Malcolmson Park, Magheralin.Barr Crescent, Lurganare, Newry and the road at Cloughmore Park, Newtown Road, Rostrevor are to be adopted after May 1981 if they are in an acceptable condition.The roads at Cross Heights, Rathfriland, at Carrickbawn Park, Newtown Road, Rostrevor, at Spelga Park, Hill-town, at Stramore Road, Gilford and at Castle Hill off Hill Street, Gilford require further work by the Housing Executive before they can be accepted as suitable for adoption.