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Highway and Infrastructure Adoption Fees

This page sets out the fees that are payable for services carried out by the Infrastructure Adoptions team. Please note that non-payment of fees may result in services being withdrawn by the Council.

Please note our fees changed on 1st April 2020

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Application fees can be secured via BACs or telephone payment. Invoices will be issued for all other fees associated with a Section 38 or Section 278 application.

If payment is secured via BACs please ensure that the payment is clearly referenced and where possible made as a single payment. Due to the volume of payments to Cornwall Council there may be considerable delays in processing your application whilst the payment is located and allocated accordingly where this information is not provided.

The following fees are payable for the technical approval and subsequent inspection of Section 38 and Section 278 sites. Please note that these do not include the costs of the Council in undertaking any legal work which will be advised to you separately.

Application Fee

The application fee should be provided with your application and is non-refundable

Please note application fees will only be accepted via BACs or telephone payment using a debit or credit card.

Technical Approval Fee

The Technical Approval fee will be invoiced prior to technical approval being issued. Interim invoices will be raised where appropriate, please note that if the invoice is not paid this will delay the technical approval process. The final invoice (less any interim fees and application fee) is payable before technical approval is issued.

The technical approval fee will be based upon the estimated bond value/construction cost for interim invoices and on the final bond value/construction cost for any final invoice. Where a site does not proceed to technical approval a refund may be made at Cornwall Council's discretion.

Before an invoice will be issued, as part of identity verification checks, we require details of who will be securing the payment. The information required is set out in the Getting to Know Your Customer and ID verification Checklist documents.

Inspection Fee

The Inspection fee will be issued upon start of the works or issue of technical approval whichever occurs earliest. The inspection fee is based upon the bond value/construction cost for the works less any application, interim or technical approval fees which may have already been paid. Where works start on site prior to technical approval being completed an interim inspection fee will be charged with a final fee being payable upon completion of the technical approval process.

Before an invoice will be issued, as part of identity verification checks, we require details of who will be securing the payment. The information required is set out in the Getting to Know Your Customer and ID verification Checklist documents.

Works Value

Application fee (2020/21)Technical Approval fee (includes application fee)Inspection fee (includes application and Technical Approval fee)

 £0 - £500,000

£1800  4.5% (min £1800)  8.75% (min £1800)

£500,001 - £625,000

£1800 4.00% 8.00%
£625,001 - £1,000,000 £1800 3.75% 7.25%
£1,000,001 - £1,200,000 £1800 3.50% 6.75%
£1,200,001 + £1800 3.25% 6.25%

 

The following fees are payable for the technical approval, inspection and legal costs associated with Section 278 sites where the Council has agreed to undertaken the works for a fixed contribution. The Agreements are only applicable to minor works and are used at the Council’s discretion.

Application fee (2020/21)Technical Approval fee (includes application fee)
£1800 9.5% (min £1800)

The following fees are payable for the technical approval of non-standard vehicular crossings which do not form part of a Section 38 or Section 278 application and where the works are proposed to be carried out under a Streetworks licence. They do not include the cost of the Streetworks licence

Application fee (2020/21)Streetworks fee
£545 contact streetworks@cornwall.gov.uk

 

Costs are payable in 2 stages. The first payment is for the initial consideration of the request including consultation with outside parties. Should the Council agree to make an application to the magistrate’s court for an order to stop up/divert the highway then a second payment will be payable prior to the application being made. Should the consultation become protracted the Council reserves the right to charge any additional costs as advised to the applicant

StageCosts payable (2020/21)
Application (initial consultation) £1800
Application to Magistrates Court £5300

 

  Fee (2020/21)
Traffic Regulation Orders (per order) £5200
RSA2 (undertaken by Cornwall Council) £1800 (£1500 plus VAT)

Structures Technical Approval

This covers the approval of Cat 0 to Cat 3 structures as detailed in the Technical Approval leaflet. Cornwall Council reserve the right, where checking is prolonged, to charge any additional costs to the applicant

£500 per structure

Section 228 Adoption Notice £545
Extension of Agreement £1500
Advance Payments Code Bond wording amendments (per amendment) £160