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Highways Design Guides

Bedford Borough Council has its own Highway Design Guides, however these are currently being updated and should be read alongside national guidance contained in Manual for Streets and the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and other guidance below.

In addition to the design guidance, new developments must adhere to Bedford Borough Council's parking standards. The links to all the relevant design guides are shown below:

For more detailed advice when preparing applications for specific developments please use the pre-application advice service.

 

Highway Design Guides

Manual for Streets

National guidance -

Manual for Streets 1

(for architects and highways consultants)

Manual for Streets 2 cover

National guidance -

Manual for Streets 2

 (for architects and highways consultants)

 

 

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges cover

National guidance -

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges

 

Parking Standards

Parking Standards for Sustainable Communities: Design & Good Practice SPD

 

Traffic Calming Street for People SPG cover

Traffic Calming - Streets for People SPG

Design guide for low speed residential streets

(This is being updated. See note above)

 

Highways Design Guide picture

Highways Development Control Design Guide SPG

(This is being updated. See note above)

Tactile paving guidance

National guidance -

Guidance on the use of Tactile Paving Surfaces

 

 

Highways Specification Picture

Estate Roads - General Specification Aid

(This is being updated. See note above)

Managing Waste in New Developments SPD

Managing Waste in New Developments SPD

(please note: the length of refuse trucks described on p33 is now approx 12m as set out in the more recent Waste Management Supplementary Planning Guidance)

Photo of bin store

Waste Management SPD

 

LTN2/08

National guidance-

LTN 2/08 Cycle Infrastructure Design

LTN1/12

National guidance -

LTN 1/12 Shared Use Routes for Pedestrians and Cyclists

LTN 1/11

National guidance-

 LTN 1/11 Shared Space

Building Sustainable Transport into New Developments

National guidance -

Building Sustainable Transport into New Developments

LTN 1/08

National guidance-

LTN 1/08 Traffic Management and Streetscape

Dept for Transport- Inclusive Mobility

 

National guidance-

Inclusive Mobility - A Guide to Best Practice on Access to Pedestrian and Transport Infrastructure

IHE Home Zone Design Guidelines  

National guidance-

IHE Home Zone Design Guidelines

Streets for All - English Heritage  

National guidance-

Streets for All - English Heritage/Dept. for Transport - Public Realm Guide

 

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Environment

Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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