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Section 278 Agreements

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Where a development requires works to be carried out on the existing adopted highway, an Agreement will need to be completed between the developer and the County Council under Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980. Examples of such works could be the construction of new access/junction improvement of the highway/junctions, or safety related works such as traffic calming or improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Under the Section 278 Agreement, the County Council may provide the works at the developers expense, or may allow the developer to provide the works directly, subject to an approval and inspection process.

Under no circumstances shall works be permitted within the limits of the publicly maintained highway until the Section 278 Agreement is completed and the bond (if applicable) is secured.

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