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Highway Maintenance

Commuted Sums for the future maintenance of the highway

1. Introduction

The following policy for commuted sums for the future maintenance of the highway network was approved by the Executive Member for Environment on 23 March 2007.

2. Relevant Legislation

Section 278 (3) and Section 38 (6) of the Highways Act 1980 enables a highway authority to seek commuted sums from developers.

3. Policy

3.1 Hampshire County Council will require developers to pay a commuted sum towards maintenance of items that have a higher maintenance cost compared with conventional materials or items, or would not be required save for the development.

3.2 Where appropriate, Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements will include provision for commuted sums towards maintenance.

3.3 A schedule of items for which commuted sums will be sought from developers is shown in the Appendix.

3.4 The requirement for commuted sums will be assessed for each site prior to the drafting of Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements.

Version No:   1.0

Effective from:   23/03/2007

If copied or printed, this document should be treated as uncontrolled and correct only at the date it was copied or printed.



Commuted Sums Appendix

Other items to be included in exceptional circumstances.


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