Section 278 agreement

Steps to complete before applying

Please ensure:

  1. You have read the Section 278 agreement guidance notes for developers.
  2. You have obtained detailed planning permission for the site.
  3. You are able to provide payment of the audit fee by credit card (if you are not able to do so, you will be invoiced).
  4. You have provided an abortive costs letter.

Apply for a section 278 agreement

Complete a Section 278 agreement

Frequently asked questions

​Please allow a minimum period of three weeks for initial review and two weeks for subsequent iterations and submissions.

​Once the Section 278 agreement is signed you will need to contact the site inspectors to arrange a pre-start meeting and then apply for road space through the NRSWA team.

​Effectively there are 2 three week consultation periods (a total of 6 weeks) that we are required to carry out.

The average time is 3 to 4 months for an order to be processed, but each application will depend on how complex it is.