If you are planning to make changes to existing highways you need an agreement under section 278 of the highways act or a simple section 278 agreement.
If you are building new roads and changing existing ones – including connecting new roads to an existing highway – you need a hybrid section 278/38 agreement.
Our online form will work out which licence you need.
We will not process your application until you pay a deposit:
- Simple section 278 - £1,500
- Section 278 - £3,000
- Hybrid section 278/38 - £3,000
We will contact you to inform you of any further charges.
Application, guidance notes or terms and condition
To the Highways Department