What information does an application need? Obviously, the form contains the basics of the site, the developer and all other parties to the Section 104 agreement, as well as the relevant planning conditions, the number of properties, the initial occupancy date and other standard details. What is a section 278 agreement? Another highway leap with the city council taken by the developer to cover the crossover changes. (For example, turntables, accesses, intersections, roundabouts, traffic lights, etc.) The agreement is voluntary and between a developer and the Council. This agreement includes sufficient borrowing for the Council to build/repair the node if the developer does not do so. A smooth design and submission process often means that sewers are easier to accept and that attachment to the developer can be reduced – often leading to a faster and more cost-effective construction program. For water management strategies to be successfully approved and for an agreement to be reached under Section 104, it is important to assess the needs of each site in order to provide the optimal solution. As soon as the local sewerage authority is satisfied with the condition of the sewers, it will issue a provisional certificate of completion. The applicant then remains responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sewers for an agreed period (usually 3 to 12 months), after which a final inspection is carried out. Once all the necessary remediation work has been completed, a final certificate will be issued and the loan will be released. These loans, also known as Section 38 of the road, Section 104 sewers and section 278 intersection, ensure that the local authority or the water company ensures that a road, footpath, public lighting or sewers are provided according to a standard they can accept. The adoption process was recently made more difficult by the private transfer of channels in 2011. As part of the transfer, most of the sewers, which were installed before July of this year, were automatically transferred to the property of the water companies.

These include sewers under the S104 agreements. However, the transfer involved only sewers discharged into the public system. The S104 agreements also concern surface water channels that carry rainwater from the land. Many of them flow into streams or ponds. These were not included in the transfer, which means that there are developments where the bad pipes are owned by the water company, but where the surface water pipes are still subject to an acceptance agreement. There are also developments for which some of them were connected and adopted before July 2011 and parts that have been connected and are still private thereafter. A Section 104 adoption contract must be concluded before construction of the canal begins. In addition, a 10% obligation of the estimated cost of construction is required.

A Section 104 agreement (under the Water Industry Act 1991) is an agreement between a developer and a sewerage company for the adoption of sewer systems for development. There are strict rules for getting an agreement that can be a minefield for developers. The process is often on the critical path of a project and decisions related to it can have a huge impact on costs. In Wales, mandatory building standards require that an agreement be in place under Section 104 before development can progress. Since this legislation is likely to be implemented in England, it is essential that all stakeholders in housing projects understand the process. When designing, commissioning and maintaining piping systems for adoption in Section 104 agreements, developers and their selected designers have a plethora of product and material options and a number of considerations to consider. These agreements are concluded by developers in order to provide a legal instrument so that the status and responsibility of a new network of channels can be transferred from them to the Statutory Water Company, to condit