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Highway Access

The Highway Design Guide sets out the general principles and minimum standards for the layout and dimensions of highways and paved areas in residential and industrial developments for each County Council or their Highway Authority.

In most cases it should not be seen as a prescriptive solution to all road layouts. The aim has been to provide a broad framework within which development of a high standard of road safety and environmental quality can take place to the benefit of all members of the community.

The standards are not inflexible. In particular circumstances where it is desirable to complement the character of existing development – such as conservation areas – departures may be allowed provided that they are still consistent with the general aim of this document.

Most newer editions places a far greater emphasis on layout designs which will restrain vehicle speeds and therefore produce a safe and more convenient environment for pedestrians and cyclists.


Highway and Access Guide (Hertfordshire)


Planning Permision in the Open Countryside