The Highway Authority (Council) does not have the power to insist that a developer enter into an S38 agreement. However, many developers consider this also the best option, as the adoption process can be long, and if it takes place at the end of a route, the developer is responsible for all maintenance work until the adoption takes place. The assumption is that the highway authority agrees to maintain the road at a public expense from an agreed date. The agreement between the motorway authority and the promoter is called the agreement section 38. As a general rule, we will only process a Section 38 request for agreement when the plan has been established for “full or reserved issues.” Once an agreement has been reached in accordance with Section 38, the developer must work under a number of conditions, conditions and deadlines. It is supported by a loan or cash deposit, calculated by the motorway authority, on the basis of the proposed work. This loan or cash deposit can be used if the developer goes into liquidation or if he otherwise complies with his obligations. A Section 38 agreement is a section of The 1980 Highway that allows developers to enter into a legal agreement with the local highway authority to adopt and maintain new highway infrastructure at public expense. When a proposed construction is proposed to build a new road for residential, industrial or multi-functional transportation, the normal legal possibility of making the road a public road is by an agreement under Section 38 of Highway 1980. Before entering into an agreement, the developer must have obtained the building permit, including permission for all reserved questions. The building permit will generally include an indicative ordinance of the roads to be adopted. The agreement provides for a levy covering the costs of the agreement; Project review, preparation of the agreement, inspection of work and routine maintenance of non-essential objects for motorway purposes (converted amounts).

There may also be an obligation for the proponent to cover the motorway authority against the possibility that the proponent may not be able to properly complete the work, for example.B. if they become insolvent. A developer may complete the construction of a road and then propose to the Highway Authority in accordance with Section 37 of the Highways Act 1980, but the S38 is more desirable because the Commission does not have the authority to insist that a road meet an authorized standard or that it is then proposed for adoption. However, if an S38 agreement is reached before construction begins, the City Council can ensure that it is built, lit and drained to the appropriate standards. 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. A Section 38 (or S38) agreement is a section of the 1980 Highway that can be used when a developer proposes the construction of a new road for residential, industrial or general transportation, which can be proposed to the road authority for adoption as a public highway. Please note that monitoring of work in Worcestershire will only begin over time: although the building permit has been issued for a construction, the public has the right to comment and possibly challenge an amendment to a public priority right or the establishment of an existing public road, and the highway engineer may be required to provide evidence in support of the proposed amendment at a public inquiry or magistrate`s court. Section 38 Agreements are negotiated between the local highway authority engineer and the developer`s highway engineer, and plans containing all building elements and specifications are presented. These plans and details will be consistent with the type required for road construction under an agreement under Point 278.

Similarly, a link between the developer and the local road authority will be required to ensure that the proposed work can be carried out satisfactorily in the event of failure or unforeseen events.