Section 278 agreement

Works to existing highways

Section 278: Guidance for Developers (Updated October 2020) provides developers and their consultants with all the information required to enable them to submit a complete Section 278 submission for design checking. Submission of complete packages enables the design check team to process design checks quickly. This document also details all the steps required to enable a start of works on site and the procedures for final maintenance and adoption of the completed works.

Developer Portal

All S278 Submissions are to be made through Hampshire County Council’s Developer Portal.

The Developer Portal User Guide details how to use the Developer Portal to make S278 & S38 applications to Hampshire County Council.

Submission checklists

The submission checklists detail what a Developer/Consultant must submit to enable Hampshire County Council to undertake a S278 Design Check on the Developer's proposals. The Portal will guide the applicant through the submission, detailing what information is required. The checklists below provide further guidance regarding the exact information and documents required.

S278 Minor Works Submission Checklist (Updated September 2020)

S278 Preliminary Design Submission Checklist (Updated October 2020)

S278 Detailed Design Submission Checklist (Updated October 2020)

S278 Combined Design Submission Checklist (Updated September 2020)

Other templates

Please find below other templates associated with a S278 application.

Request for a Departure from Standard (Updated May 2019)

Pre-Start Meeting Agenda (S278) (Updated September 2020)

S278 Design Audit Outline Programme (Updated May 2019)

Pre-App Checklist (Updated September 2020)


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