278 Agreement Costs

The agreement sets out the requirements of the local motorway authority and the developer to ensure that the proposed works are carried out in accordance with the approved drawings. It is also described how the local Highway Authority can act if the developer does not complete the work. Upon receipt of your application and all the required information in the checklist, your application will be assigned to one of our motorway managers. Your agent will email you further instructions and indicate the payment needed to cover the pre-payment fee for the design exam and our administrative costs. If a proponent is required to carry out highway work related to its development, its planning permit will require it to enter into a highway agreement to carry out the work. The start of on-site work will only be permitted once the project has been approved, the Article 278 agreement and guarantees have been concluded, the road space has been reserved with our road team and all appropriate parties on site will participate in a pre-departure meeting. The agreement between the motorway authority and the developer is called the Section 278 Agreement and may authorise: a Section 278 (or s278) agreement is a section of the Highways Act 1980, which allows developers to enter into a legal agreement with the Council (in our capacity as road authority) in order to make permanent modifications or improvements to a public motorway. as part of the preparation of the plan. Please note that the following fees and royalties are estimates and may vary depending on the technical complexity and size of the development. We confirm our estimate of the fees you must pay before granting the agreement in accordance with Section 278. They may be held responsible for any additional costs incurred during or as a result of the work.

For cases where a highway system requires developers to offer land under their control to be considered a highway, please read section 38 agreements. To begin the process, the developer must apply online and submit all information on the list of agreement checks in Appendix B of the Highway Construction Standards and Specifications Guidance. . . .

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