Commuted sums

Hampshire County Council needs developers to pay a commuted sum of money. This funds the future maintenance of items that have a higher maintenance cost compared with conventional materials or items, or those that would not be required if the development hadn't happened.

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

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Commuted sums schedule of items and charges

Item Unit/basis for calculation Notes
1 Unusual paving, surfacing and HFS Square metres One-off replacement cost
2 Traffic signals including controlled crossing 20% of works cost
3 Illuminated signs Works cost One-off replacement cost
4 Decorative non-standard lighting Works cost One-off replacement cost
5 Street furniture Works cost One-off replacement cost
 6 Bus shelters, including passenger information and variable message signs Works cost One-off replacement cost
7 Structures including culverts over 900 diameters, head walls and retaining walls 20% of works cost
8 Trees - new Number Based on Term Highway Contract rates – average cost on likely operations over 25 years
9 Trees - existing Number Based on Term Highway Contract rates – average cost on likely operations over 25 years
10 Shrub beds/grass/landscaping Square meters Based on Term Highway Contract rates – average cost on likely operations over 25 years
11 Soakaways Works and maintenance cost One-off replacement cost
12 Hydrobrakes Works cost One-off replacement cost
13 Petrol interceptor Works cost< One-off replacement cost
14 Pebble drains and linear ditches Works and maintenance cost One-off replacement cost

Other items to be included in exceptional circumstances.