In cases where a highway system requires real estate developers to set up land under their control to accept it as public highways, please refer to Section 38 of the agreements. In Birmingham, we normally use s278 agreements to allow designers to employ a contractor in road construction and for that contractor to work on the existing public highway, as we, the motorway authority, would carry out work. The proponent is responsible for all aspects of the public highway work, from planning to monitoring the construction and ensuring that the work is completed to our satisfaction. A developer will submit an S278 application at an early stage of the design process, in many cases at least 12 months before on-site work is required. Local authorities can be consulted each year on thousands of development proposals, many of which have an impact on the road network. Not only that, but also the approach of local authorities with regard to the DenS278 agreements are different, so it is not surprising that the process can be delayed. The procedure required to reach an agreement can take time and time, and it is therefore desirable to get in touch as soon as possible with the authority of the motorways. In many of our works, you will often find reflection point 278 (or S278). The design of the construction will be defined during the design phase, including the type of crossing required to allow access to the public highway, as well as the proposed configuration of inland roads. Once the building permit has been obtained, the local planning authority cannot refuse to enter into an agreement for the developer to carry out the necessary road works to facilitate their development, provided that all appropriate planning and safety standards are fully respected and respected. A Section 278 (or S278) agreement is a section of Highway 1980 that allows developers to enter into a legal agreement with the Council (as a Highway Authority) to make permanent modifications or improvements to a public highway as part of a plan. Once the building permit has been issued, the local road transport authority cannot request an amendment to the approved scheme. And as long as the required design and safety standards are met, they cannot refuse to enter into an S278 agreement.
That is where we can start to develop the legal agreement. Work usually begins within four to six weeks of the agreement being signed. If the proposed infrastructure requires routine maintenance, the agreement procedure provides for the guarantee of a re-pending amount for the financing of the work. To obtain these improvements, the proponent must obtain permission from the highway authority for detailed work planning and reach an agreement defining how the work is to be delivered.