Consultation will begin to work out the best way to repair unadopted roads in Siddal.
Residents on Browning Avenue, Ashgrove Avenue, Longbottom Street and Cleveland Avenue may be asked to pay more than £1,000 towards the repairs.
Mark Thompson, head of environment, housing and renewal at the council, said: “We are meeting with Siddal residents to talk to them about proposals to improve roads and paths in their neighbourhood which are in very poor condition.
“Proposed works include road resurfacing with traffic calming benefits; new, lower kerbs; and better drainage and lighting.
“The roads affected are private, meaning the council is not responsible for maintaining them. Also, the funding for improvements is very limited, so to make sure it benefits as many roads as possible, residents are being asked to contribute towards half of the cost of the works.
“We expect the consultation to finish early in the New Year, and we will take on board all residents’ views.”