Updated: March 2017
Words you may need to know
Condition - the state of
Extinguishment - to end
Legalises - makes legal
Conversion - alter or change
Immemorial - so old it seems to have always existed
Condition of roads
In St Helier: Problems to Director of Technical and Environmental Services, Town Hall.
In Parishes: Problems to Constable / Roads Committee
NOTE: Some main roads in Parishes and in St Helier are the responsibility of the Department of Infrastructure
Extinguishment of private lane and conversion to public road
A Parish Assembly can do this by the minutes of a meeting. No legal change is needed, the minute makes the action legal.
If a ‘chemin de voisine’ (see below) has been used by the public since time immemorial it could have the effect of turning it into a public road. The same cannot happen to a ‘chemin prive’ (see below).
Types of road
- Grande Route - A main road under the administration of the Minister for Department of Infrastructure
- Chemin Vicinal - A by-road under the administration of the relevant parish.
- Chemin de Voisine - A private road belonging to two or more landowners.
- Chemin Prive - A private road belonging to the owner or owners of just one property.