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Highway Design Guide

The Highway Design Guide sets out our approach to development within York.

It states that the environment should be designed with a focus on people and their activities, not dominated by roads and transport.

Any new developments should have the following aims:

  • new housing estates should relate to their context and integrate with their landscape and townscape setting
  • the quality of new estates should be improved for the benefit of residents, neighbours and existing communities
  • safe and attractive pedestrian, cycle and public transport links within new estates and to existing communities
  • safe and attractive spaces, and road networks with low traffic speeds
  • easy and safe access between footways, car parking areas and dwellings for everyone, including those with impaired mobility
  • safe, secure new developments which incorporate sustainable principles

Highway Design Guide

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Appendices to the Highway Design Guide

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Support documents to the Highway Design Guide

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Highway Licensing Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551475