Highway Enforcement

Haringey Council has a duty to protect the public rights on the road and footpath network.

Our aim

We aim to assist businesses and others to comply with their legal obligations without unnecessary expense or hardship. However, ultimately, firm action will be taken against those who disregard the law.

Enforcement action areas include:

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Haringey Council, as Highway Authority, has a duty to maintain adopted highways to safe and serviceable standards. Staff have to protect the rights of the public to the use and enjoyment of such highways by ensuring they are free from nuisance, danger, obstructions, unlawful stopping up, interference and encroachments.

Carriageways, footways, verges and footpaths serving new developments will be adopted by Haringey Council and maintained at public expense provided they have been constructed in accordance with the Authority's standards.

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Highway works

Haringey Council, as Street Authority, has a duty to co-ordinate works on the highway, including the works of Statutory Undertakers, in the interests of safety, public convenience, the protection of the structure of the street and the integrity of apparatus in it.

Haringey Council also has powers regarding the timing of Street Works and the restriction of such works within 12 months of the completion of substantial road works.

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Staff ensure that the requirements contained in the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (external link) and its supporting Codes of Practice, including those for traffic management and reinstatements are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Officers may deal with matters informally or formally and the action may lead to prosecution.

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Page last updated:

June 23, 2022