Residential Design Guide
Staffordshire County Council (acting as the Highway Authority) worked with the Staffordshire Borough/District Councils to publish a residential design guide for Staffordshire in 2000.
The purpose of this guide is to bring together all the elements that help contribute towards cohesive housing layout design so that residential developments are sustainable and integrated.
There is flexibility within the guide to design residential roads in a way that complements the proposed form, proportion and layout of new development. This is to encourage innovative design and at the same time build roads that can be adopted as publicly maintainable highways.
The Residential Design Guide| (9 megabyte file)
Also available in parts (smaller file sizes) below:
| Introduction and Approach| (1.1 megabyte file)
Design Process| (0.7 megabyte file)
(0.2 megabyte file)
Design Character| (0.5 megabyte file)
Design and Detail| (0.1 megabyte file)
(0.8 megabyte file)
The guide is supported by a series of technical appendices, as follows:
Appendix A| - Design Layout and Technical criteria
Appendix B - Street Lighting
Appendix C - Adoption Procedures & Requirements
Appendix D| - Landscape Treatment
Appendix E| - Highway Specification
Appendix F| - Development and Rights of Way
Appendix G| - Highway Structures
To discuss the guidance in connection with specific proposals please contact the Development Control Officer for the area contact details .