Advice and Support on Planning Obligations & Conditions

In many instances, development proposals require some form of improvements to the local road network, either in the form of a new site access, junction improvements, public transport infrastructure or new pedestrian/cycle facilities. These are usually completed under Section 278 of the Highways Act, although can also be via a Section 106 Agreement if Local Authorities require contributions towards new infrastructure.

At SMA we have experience in acting on behalf of Client, to negotiate mutually acceptable Planning Conditions and Planning Obligations, advise upon the most appropriate Agreements and provide support on applications to amend or discharge Planning Conditions.

Our engineers also provide highway design support, including the preparation of detailed drawings to enable works under Sections 38 and 278 of the Highways Act. Once approval has been obtained from the Highway Authority, we can assist with the contract administration and tender evaluation associated with the delivery of the works on site as well as providing experienced site supervision.

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At SMA, we have extensive experience in providing transportation, environmental, infrastructure and civils/structural design services to a range of Clients.

Our experienced and qualified staff bring commercial awareness and a proactive approach to all commissions, which range from small scale sites to large urban extensions, strategic development and multi-million pound projects.

Whether you require an initial high-level appraisal, completion of technical reports to accompany a Planning Application or detailed design post consent, SMA have the capabilities to do it all.

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November 2017 Update

20 - 11 - 2017

Lidl opens new store in Calcot, Reading Lidl’s new store at Calcot opened its doors on 26th October. SMA was pleased to assist Lidl during the planning and detail design stages, with the Transport Assessment and S278 highways works.