When Do You Need A S278 Agreement

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    Salvatore Amico, Partner and Head of Spatial Planning, has this advice to offer: “These agreements require a thorough and detailed approach. The specifications of motorway works and the conditions attached to All fasteners must be accurate and precise. We always strive to protect the interests of our clients and ensure that their obligations are clear so that there is no room for disagreement at a later date. In addition, land ownership or ownership issues are also common features of these agreements, and we provide the expertise to manage them. Agreements under Article 278 are often concluded at the same time as agreements under Article 38. These allow developers to ask the road authority to “take over” new roads created as part of a new development, as well as associated infrastructure such as drains and lighting. Adoption means that the road authority agrees to take over the maintenance from a fixed date. The building permit usually includes a reference to all roads that need to be approved. provided that the person pays all or part of the cost of the work that can or can be determined in accordance with the agreement. Generally, section 278 agreements represent the local authority that grants permission to the proponent to carry out the proposed work. Sometimes the road authority does the work, or the developer can pay the road authority to do the work if it suits the developer`s schedule.