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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 

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

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Last updated: 16 May 2018

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