Section 278 agreement
Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 enables Highway Authorities to facilitate works, within an existing public highway, commissioned by developers.
Apply for a Section 278 agreement
To request an application form, please email [email protected].
- you have obtained detailed planning permission for the site
- you are able to provide payment of the audit fee by credit card (if you are not able to do so, you will be invoiced)
- you have provided an abortive costs letter
- you have read the Section 278 agreement guidance notes for developers
What happens next
When you have submitted the form, please allow a minimum period of 3 weeks for initial review and 2 weeks for subsequent changes and submissions.
The average time is 3 to 4 months for an order to be processed, but each application will depend on how complex it is.
Last updated 26 August 2022