Road construction consent
A road bond is a guarantee which we can use if a developer's work is not done to our required standard and timescale. We can use the bond money to complete the road properly.
Road bonds are only needed for residential developments.
Bonds can be a financial guarantee or a cash bond.
Regulations and guidance
- The Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Regulations 1985
- Amendment of the Security for Private Road Works (Scotland) Regulations 1998
- Roads and Transport Guidelines for New Developments
- Road Bond Guidance
Submitting a road bond
This document should be in the correct format. The original paper document should be submitted to our eProcessing Centre below. This must include a note of your RCC application reference number. The Highland Council prefer if a draft unsigned financial guarantee bon is submitted initially for the chance to comment on on issues. The original signed copy will need to be submitted following this review period.
Please use the details in our Lodging a Cash Bond Notification Form. Once you have transferred the funds to us, you should complete and submit the form through the ePlanning.scot Portal or in paper to our eProcessing Centre, Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX.
We will confirm the funds have been received.
You can apply to have the value of the bond reduced at these stages:
- Partial completion
- Substantial completion
- Final completion
To apply for bond reduction at any of the stages above, you will need to request an inspection using the Notice of Work Stage Completion form.
You must give at least 2 working days notice ahead of the works stage being completed so we can arrange for an inspector to visit the site.
Following Inspection, we will confirm what stage your development is at and confirm whether or not the bond can be reduced.