External Documents & Policies


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Adapting to Climate Change: Guidance for Risk Management Authorities
EA – How risk management authorities can account for climate change within their flood and coastal erosion risk management investment decisions.

Better Planning, Better Transport, Better Places
Advice, led by CIHT in collaboration with TPS and RTP.

BREEAM UK New Construction
BREEAM or Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is used to masterplan projects, infrastructure and buildings.

British Water: Codes of Practice
British Water – Standards concerning sustainable water management and off-mains sewerage infrastructure.

Buses in Urban Developments
CIHT –  To be used as a reference to ensure that buses can perform efficiently in the urban travel market

Community Infrastructure Levy Guidance
Department for Communities and Local Government – Guidance which explains what the Community Infrastructure Levy is and how it operates.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations
Health and Safety Executive – Guidance on the legal requirements for CDM.

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
Highways Agency – Standards, advice notes and other documents relating to the design, assessment and operation of trunk roads and motorways in the UK.

Design Standards for Accessible Railway Stations
DfT – Standards and guidance on designing accessible railway stations and trains.

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management
EA – Appraisal guidance for flood and coastal erosion risk management.

Guidance on the use of Tactile Paving Surfaces
DfT – Guidance on the application and importance of tactile paving.

Highways Act 1980
An Act to consolidate the Highways Acts 1959 to 1971 and related enactments, with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission.

Inclusive Mobility
DfT – A guide to best practice on access to pedestrian and transport infrastructure.

Manual for Streets
DfT – Guidance for practitioners involved in the design, planning and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones.

Manual for Streets 2
DfT – Guidance and case studies on how the philosophies set out in the Manual for Streets can be extended beyond residential streets to encompass both urban and rural situations.

Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works
Highways Agency – Requirements for Contracts for Trunk Roads within a structured system.

Metric Handbook Planning and Design Data
David Adler (Second Edition) – The major handbook of planning and design information for architects, it provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems.

Mini Roundabouts
DfT – Mini roundabouts usage, experiences and guidance for those involved in highway management.

National Planning Policy Framework
Department for Communities and Local Government – The National Planning Policy Framework sets out government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied.

New Build Car Park Guidelines (2016)
British Parking Association – Best practice guidance to designers, owners and operators on the design and incorporation of physical security features of car parks.

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways
DfT – The standards to which streets must be reinstated after works set out in the Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH).

Planning Appeals: Procedural Guide
Planning Inspectorate – The guide to a variety of appeal processes.

Planning Practice Guidance
Department for Communities and Local Government – The National Planning Policy Framework and index of other relevant planning practice guidance.

Providing for Journeys on Foot (2000)
CIHT – Describes the best practice in planning and providing for pedestrians, within the existing UK legislative frameworks.

Rail Statistics
Office of Rail and Road – A range of statistics about railway performance, rail usage and safety.

Rainfall Runoff Management for Developments
EA – A guide which advises regulators, developers and local authorities on the requirements for storm water drainage design for new developments.

Safety at Street Works and Road Works
DfT – Code of practice to ensure safe operations at road or street works.

Strategic Road Network and the Delivery of Sustainable Development
Highways Agency and DfT – Circular explaining the practices of Highways Agency for maintaining, managing and operating a safe and efficient strategic road network.

Streets Toolkit
Transport for London – A selection of design guidance documents to help create high quality streets and public spaces.

Surface Water Management Plan Technical Guidance
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – The SWMP guidance has been written for local authorities to assist them as they co-ordinate and lead local flood risk management activities.

Sustainable Drainage Systems: non-statutory technical standards
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – This document contains non-statutory technical standards for the design, maintenance and operation of sustainable drainage systems.

Technical Advice Note (TAN) 18: Transport (2007)
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government – This TAN describes how to integrate land use and transport planning in Wales. It explains how transport impacts should be assessed and mitigated.

TEMPro downloads
DfT – Software for viewing the National Trip End Model forecasts and its documentation. The Trip End Model Presentation Program (TEMpro) software allows users to view travel forecasts from the National Trip End Model (NTEM) datasets.

The Environmental Management of Highways (2001)
CIHT – Describes best practice in managing and maintaining transport infrastructure, in such a way as to minimise any potentially harmful environmental impacts and maximise environmental gains.

The Green Book
HM Treasury – Guidance for central government produced by the Treasury on how publicly funded bodies should prepare and analyse proposed policies, programmes and projects to obtain the best public value and manage risks.

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 15
Department for Communities and Local Government – Act which outlines permitted development rights.

Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987
Department for Environment – Guide to the land and building use categories.

Traffic Advisory Leaflets
DfT – Information leaflets about using traffic equipment and implementing traffic regulations and policies.

Traffic Signs Manual
DfT – Guidance on the use of traffic signs and road markings prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations and covers England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016: an overview
DfT – Overview of TSRGD 2016 which prescribes the design and conditions of use of traffic signs on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

Transport analysis guidance: WebTAG
DfT – WebTAG provides information on the role of transport modelling and appraisal.

Transport Appraisal and Modelling Tools
DfT – Tools available to assist with appraisal and modelling of transport.

Transport Statistics
DfT – Official statistics relating to the transport system in Great Britain.

Travel Plans, Transport Assessments and Statements
Department for Communities and Local Government – Advice on when Transport Assessments and Transport Statements are required, and what they should contain.

TRICS Good Practice Guide 2016
TRICS Consortium – Provides guidance to users of TRICS® so they may undertake good practice when using the system.

Urban design lessons: housing layout and neighbourhood quality – Homes and Communities Agency – Urban design principles are illustrated by layout examples, demonstrating good practice and areas for consideration.