Housebuilder Top Tip - March 2015
Commuted sum payments under highway agreements are lawful so says the Court of Appeal.
Published 3 March 2015
Developers can be liable for the ongoing and future highway maintenance work even after a road has been adopted and is "maintainable at the public expense" following a recent Court of Appeal decision. The Court decided in Redrow Homes v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council that Redrow was obliged to pay a commuted sum figure of £39,000 towards the future maintenance of street lighting after the adoption of an estate road.