Shropshire Council

Farming and the highway

Farming is an important industry in our rural county. As a result, tractors are a frequent sight on our roads.

Farming and the Public Highway: a Code of Practice outlines how the cooperation of the farming community is vital in helping us to keep our roads safe for all. The code provides information on:

  • mud on the highways
  • maintaining ditches and drains
  • maintaining adjacent hedges
  • crop irrigation and smoke
  • agricultural vehicles on the road
  • the use of agricultural road signs

If you'd prefer a hard copy of the document, please contact our customer services centre using the details on this page.