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2. Section 184 Licence

Picture of a private road access

A Section 184 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) requires a developer to enter into an Agreement with the Highway Authority for the construction or alteration of an access relating to a new development. The cost of a Section 184 is £2,016.

Developers are required to produce a quotation from their contractor to show the value of the highway work.

Any access serving less than 3 residential properties will be covered by a private licence.



Agricultural Design Guidance & specification

Commercial Design Guidance & specification

Industrial Design Guidance & specification

Technical Design Information PDF, 154KB

Surfacing Material Selection Tool

Standard details drawings


Apply for a Section 184


Coronavirus - traffic surveys

Following Government advice we are experiencing a drop in traffic levels on the highway network and the use of public transport due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. 

As a result, Highways Development Management Officers will not be accepting any survey data obtained from today (17 March 2020) until further notice. 

Speed surveys will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022

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