What We Do

Significant project benefits can be gained by ensuring that 278 Agreement works are designed and managed by those who truly understand the processes involved. With over 30 years’ experience, 278 Consulting Limited has considerable experience in the design of 278 Agreement works. We ensure that Clients are fully briefed on the requirements of 278 legal agreements and the processes involved and we assist them with what can be a confusing element of development schemes.  So, what do we actually do?


For domestic Clients and Developers, our typical project appointments require us to:-

  • Review planning permissions and advise on the implications of the 278 Agreement works;
  • Prepare initial 2D layout and alignment designs to discharge planning conditions;
  • Undertake the detailed constructional design of 278 Agreement works;
  • Prepare full ‘technical approval’ submission packages;
  • Procure support services in terms of street lighting design, Road Safety Audits etc.
  • Liaise and negotiate with Highway Authorities to guide projects through the legal and procedural processes leading to their construction on-site.

For Contractors, we provide design support services for projects involving 278 Agreement works and on-site private highways. We can provide initial design support to assist with tender submissions and are then able to offer design office support during the construction phase to assist with the submission and agreement of details to the Overseeing Organisation and to assist the site team.

We also support other Consultants with flexible resourcing and the provision of ‘Civil 3D’ modelling for their ongoing appointments involving 278 Agreement works.

We are happy to provide initial advice on the implications of 278 Agreements and to discuss how we may be able to assist. Alternatively, if you just need some more advice about what a 278 Agreement is and how this may affect you, please have a look at our ‘What is a 278 Agreement?’ page.