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1. Section 184 Licence

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 £1800.00

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

 

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2. Section 278 Agreement

A Section 278 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) requires a developer to enter into an Agreement with the Highway Authority for alterations of the public highway relating to a new development.

For the majority of schemes a Stage 1 and 2 Road Safety Audit is required.  The cost of the audit must be fully borne by the Developer. It is the County Council’s preference for Transport for Buckinghamshire to be used for Road Safety Audits. For further information please email roadsafety@buckscc.gov.uk 

Commencement on site will only be permitted once the Agreement is signed, all technical details have been approved and all necessary fees have been paid. 

Section 278 guidance

Application form 

Technical Design Information

 

3. Section 38 Agreement

A Section 38 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) requires a developer to enter into an Agreement with the Highway Authority for the construction of new roads and footways to be offered for adoption.

We will not normally process an application for a Section 38 Agreement before Full or Reserved matters planning approval has been issued.

For the majority of schemes a Stage 1 and 2 Road Safety Audit is required.  The cost of the audit must be fully borne by the Developer. It is the County Council’s preference for Transport for Buckinghamshire to be used for Road Safety Audits. For further information please email roadsafety@buckscc.gov.uk 

Until a road is adopted, it’s maintenance remains the responsibility of either the developer/owner and/ or home owners along the road

Guidance

Application Form

Technical Design Information

4. Road space booking

Buckinghamshire has a vast network of roads linking our towns and villages to strategic/national routes. The County Council, as Highway Authority, manages this network by insisting that all road works are booked onto our road space booking system. This allows us to co-ordinate works effectively to ensure traffic disruption is kept to a minimum and that we can control the road network in times of emergency.

It is an offence under the Traffic Management Act 2004 to carry out works within the public highway without prior consent from the Highway Authority. Works carried out within Buckinghamshire in contravention to this Act with be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice in accordance with the Department for Transport NRSWA 1991: Code of Practise for the Co-ordination of Street Works  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/street-works-co-ordination).

Any works planned within the public highway must have an approved road space booking.

Booking road space avoids conflicts with others planning to do work at the same time and ensures impact to the local vicinity is kept to a minimum.

Please ensure you have the appropriate licence/Agreement in place before booking road space to carry out the works.

Road Space booking fees are currently £150.00 per road space booking. Inaccurate or incomplete applications may cause delays and further fees so please ensure that you have all the relevant documentation when you apply.

 

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