If you have any questions regarding the acceptance of a new highway or the modification of an existing highway, please contact the development implementation team. Completed applications can also be sent via this address, but please note that we will not be able to start working on your project until we have received the initial fee of £1000. Acceptance means that the motorway authority agrees to carry out the maintenance of the road at public expense from an agreed date. The agreement between the motorway authority and the developer is called the Section 38 agreement. A developer may complete the construction of a road and then offer it to the Highway Authority pursuant to section 37 of the Highways Act 1980, but S38 is more desirable, as the Commission does not have the authority to insist that a road conform to a transferable standard or that it be subsequently proposed for acceptance. However, if an S38 agreement is reached before construction begins, the Council can ensure that it is built, lit and emptied to the appropriate standards. Once an agreement has been entered into under Section 38, the developer must operate under a number of conditions, conditions and timeframes. It is supported by a loan or cash deposit, calculated by the motorway authority and based on the proposed works. This loan or cash deposit can be used if the developer is in liquidation or is late in his responsibilities. The motorway authority will be either the Secretary of State for Transport or the local motorway authority. An S38 agreement contains clauses obliging landowners, developers and the Council to certain obligations and responsibilities in order to ensure the adoption of an acceptable motorway standard. We support the highway design philosophies defined in the Road Manual (1 and 2) as well as the Road and Bridge Design Manual, depending on the type of road and its particular environment. This guide highlights some of the procedures, specifications and other details used by the Council.
The agreement is accompanied by a fee covering the costs for the following amounts: verification of projects, preparation of the agreement, inspection of works and continuous maintenance of objects not necessary for the purposes of the motorway (pendulum amounts). It may also be necessary for a loan from the developer to cover the motorway authority against the possibility that the developer will not properly complete the work, for example.B. if they become insolvent. . . .