Building Industry Glossary

Building Industry Glossary of terms and phrases used within the Construction Industry

 

Public Sewer, shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL).  The developer must enter in to an agreement with NWL, in accordance with Section 104 of the Water Industry Act 1991.  NCC are not party to this agreement but must be notified by the developer that a S104 agreement is in place, and that all sewers have been adopted prior to NCC adopting the highway.

Highway Drain, shall only carry water running off Adopted Highways and must discharge to either a dedicated highway drainage system or a public sewer.  It is not permissible to connect house drainage into a highway drain, or connect highway drainage into a house drainage system.  Rain water falling on to highway areas must be collected into a highway road gully or approved surface water proprietary system, and not be allowed to discharge onto private areas, in accordance with the Highways Act 1980, Paragraph 163.  Similarly, private areas (forecourts, parking bays etc) must not discharge on to highway areas, but shall be collected within private drainage systems, and subsequently discharge into a private or public sewer, subject to agreement with NWL.

Section 38 An agreement with a developer under Section 38 of the Highways Act 1980 is required when a developer wishes the council to take over and maintain at the public expense (i.e. adopt) roads and footpaths. The purpose of this document is to help developers through the process of establishing a Section 38 Agreement with Newcastle City Council, setting out what developers can expect from the council, and what the council can expect from developers.

Section 278 An agreement with a developer under Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980 is required when work on the exisiting public highway is needed as a consequence of development. The purpose of this document is to help developers through the process of establishing a Section 278 Agreement with Newcastle City Council.

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