Section 278 agreements

These Section 278 agreements provide financial and insurance mechanisms for ensuring delivery of mitigation works identified as necessary for planning permission to be granted.

Before TfL will begin the process of entering into a Section 278 agreement, we require that:

  • Full planning consent has been given for the proposed works
  • The developer has entered into an Abortive Costs Undertaking (ACU)
  • The Section 278 works have been deemed to be of benefit to the public
  • All land necessary to implement the Section 278 works is in the control of the developer

For changes to the highway layout on the SRN, developers will need to enter into a Section 278 highways agreement with the local highway authority. However scheme approval will still be needed from TfL. This will usually be facilitated by the local highway authority.

Contact us

Please email all requests to enter into a Section 278 agreement for schemes on the TLRN.


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