Roads construction consent

Any person other than a roads authority who wishes to construct a new road or an extension to an existing road must apply for roads construction consent.

These standards for Road Construction Consent and Adoption, along with the accompanying specification, are intended to assist private and public developers in obtaining the necessary authority, which is required before a new road is constructed, in developing the geometric design of road layouts and in deciding on construction details.

Changes to RCC Standards
From the 1st of April 2022, the current standard detail for vehicular footway crossings (SD 11-03a) will be replaced by a new detail shown in drawings SD 11-01 (PDF 634KB) and SD 11-02 (PDF 356KB). The existing SD 11-03a detail can continue to be used until this date however applicants may use the new detail before it becomes mandatory if they wish.

Details on construction consent standards:

Below are listed construction consent application forms:

View road developments and consent privacy notices.

Parking standards and surveys

The council publishes a set of parking standards and guidance on the provision of off-street parking. The standards are applied to new or modified developments, which are subject of a planning application. To find out more view our Car parking standards for development control in Aberdeenshire (PDF 199KB) guide. 

Parking surveys may be required when a planning application does not provide the required number of parking spaces according to the council's parking standards. For guidance about parking surveys view Parking Survey Procedure – Guidance for developers (PDF 580KB).