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Legal Agreements

Legal Agreements

Transferring future ownership of the site infrastructure – Roads, Sewers and Open Spaces, the land owner, would enter in to a legally binding agreement with the adopting authority.

For private estate roads, these will typically be under a section 38 agreement with the local authority and a section 104 agreement with the water company. Other agreements include section 278 Highways agreement which the local authority require for improvement works to a public highway as part of a planning condition or Open Space agreement under Section 106 agreements.

The agreements are formed usually with an assurity bond taken out by the land owner, to confirm the works carried out on site will be to the approved planning application drawing and on formal handover when the agreements will be finalised handing the ownership liabilities to the adopting authority the bonds will be released back to the Former land owner. When sites are left unadopted due our clients original contractor unable to finalise their involvement, KEA can assist to complete all works required on site by the adopting authorities to finalise the legal agreement in place, release the bond back to our clients and transfer the ongoing ownership and future maintenance liabilities of the land to the adopting authority.

We can also assist in:

  • Forming legal agreements
  • Complete easements
  • Deeds of grant when our clients land crosses third party land before reaching public watercourse and other legal / technical issues which require resolving prior to final adoption of an estate road, sewer or open space

Case Studies

A selection of our recent projects

Completing over £250K’s worth of Road and Sewer works Pre-Maintenance

Works completed;

  • Infiltration Sealing
  • Dig Down Excavations & Pipe Replacements
  • Manhole Remedial works
  • CCTV Surveys
  • Cleaning
  • Road Remedials (Kerb Replacements, Ironworks)
  • Road & Footpath Surfacing
  • Installation of Bollards
The Recetment Wall supercedes the Gabion Baskets for Lincolnshire County Council

Recetment Wall – on top of highways and sewers, we have fully exerienced Groundworks teams who cover Retaining Walls, Site Clearance, Beck Clearance / Dredging and Demolition.

Here is a project we completed in Lincolnshire, where the adopting authority, Lincolnshire County Council required a Revetment Wall, over a Gabion Basket to retain the land adjacent to the Beck. Prior to the construction of the Wall, the beck required machine grading and cleaning out, to allow a smooth flow of surface water.


  • I have used other section agreement specialists before but none action at the speed that KEA is able to complete works and get inspectors to site to sign off. We have had no issues with any of the work they have carried out, we have never had to recall them and the authorities have confidence that if KEA are carrying out the remedials the work will be to adoptable standards first time.

    James Marley
    Broadacres Housing Association

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KEA Partnerships - 10 Mercers Rd - Heywood - OL10 2NP
T 07811 217 167 E

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