A councillor has called on a local authority to take ownership of an Aberdeen street to prevent residents having to pay for the upkeep.
Jennifer Stewart would like to see Aberdeen City Council take on ownership of Craigie Park and Craigie Park Place in the city’s West End.
The road has not been adopted on both streets, however, the lighting, pavement and controlled parking are all under the council’s control.
Cllr Stewart has been told the local authority will not adopt the road unless the residents take it up to the required standard.
She said: “I have been told the work could cost around £400,000 to get the road into an appropriate state before the council will adopt it.
“That could cost each household around £10,000 and, to be honest, who has a spare £10,000 kicking around?
“Craigie Park is a well-used road and it can get in a pretty bad state at times so it would be good for the council to adopt it and maintain it.”
The road has not received extra tar treatment that other council-adopted roads do.
Cllr Stewart added: “It is very strange to me that the pavements, street lighting and the controlled parking is all under the council but the road isn’t. We need to get this matter resolved so the residents can have a street which is properly looked after by the council.
“I have asked officers at the council about why the road wasn’t adopted at the start but they have failed to give me an answer on it.
“It is an unrealistic expectation for the residents of both streets to have to pay for the road to be brought up to standard.
“The council has said it would take on the road if it was brought up to standard but the problem is actually getting it up there.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Craigie Park and Craigie Park Place have not been adopted due to the developer at the time not complying with the required roads specification of the time.
“Aberdeen City Council will only adopt a street that has been constructed to the required specification or brought up to the required specification.
“As a full survey of the requirements to bring the road up to standard hasn’t been carried out, we are unable to comment on the costs.
“There are many unadopted streets in Aberdeen where the City Council has agreed, for safety reasons, to either install or adopt the street lighting.”