A smooth design and submission process often means that sewers can be taken care of more easily and attachment to the developer can be returned – which often leads to a faster and more cost-effective construction program. If there`s no S104 deal, it`s because a developer didn`t want to make a deal, and in England we have no power to force them to do so. Developers in England are still able to build private sewers to serve their sites and not offer them for adoption. The newly elected Conservative government has pledged to create 275,000 affordable housing units by 2020. In this context, the volume of requests for section 104 agreements is expected to increase exponentially. .