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Highway Design Guide to help pave the way for low speed neighbourhoods

A new Highway Design Guide, formally adopted by Nottinghamshire County Council’s policy committee, will help pave the way for low speed neighbourhoods that inspire residents to walk and cycle rather than take the car.

The new guide offers housing and business developers up-to-date, simple and concise technical guidance that allows them to design and build streets that provide a safe and attractive environment for Nottinghamshire residents to live, work and travel that can then be adopted by the council as the highway authority.

The document focuses on the design of residential streets with a design speed of up to 20mph, main streets up to 30mph and roads serving commercial and industrial developments.

It also includes guidance on environmentally friendly highway drainage systems such as Sustainable Urban Drainage systems and infiltration drainage.

The guide will replace previous guidance originally adopted in 2009 and will be used alongside national guidance.

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