Standards for developers and engineers

Standards for designing and constructing roads

Section 278

Section 278: Guidance for Developers (Updated September 2016) outlines the design check procedure, provides information on the approvals process and details the level of fees and commuted sums required in connection with Section 278 Highway Works.

Section 278: Technical Submission Requirements (Updated July 2016) provides developers and their consultants with all the information required to enable them to submit a complete Section 278 submission for design checking. Submission of complete packages enables the design check team to process design checks quickly within the timeframes detailed in the document. This document also details all the steps required to enable a start of works on site and the procedures for final maintenance and adoption of the completed works.

Please note: This Document is currently under review and will be updated early 2018.  However please note that As-Built Drawings are now required PRIOR to the issue of the Completion Certificate.  The Completion Certificate will not be issued until a full set of accurate As-Built drawings (.Pdf and packaged .Dwg formats) have been received.

The following documents are the submission checklists which detail what a Developer/Consultant must submit to enable Hampshire County Council to undertake a S278 Design Check on the Developer's proposals. There is also the template form to be used when requesting a Departure or Relaxation from Standard: 

S278 Minor Works Submission Checklist (Updated July 2017)

S278 Preliminary Design Submission Checklist (Updated July 2017)

S278 Detailed Design Submission Checklist (Updated July 2017)

S278 Combined Design Submission Checklist (Updated July 2017)

Request for a Departure or Relaxation from Standard (Updated July 2017)

Pre-Start Meeting Agenda (S278) (Updated July 2017)

Section 38

For information regarding Hampshire County Council's S38 procedure and requirements please refer to the Companion Document to the Manual for Streets which is currently under review and the fees have changed in Appendix 2, 2.13.1 from 10% to 11%. For further information, please contact our S38 team roadagreements@hants.gov.uk

S38 submission checklist

Guidance Notes for Developers applying for Section 38 agreement

Section 184

A Section 184 Licence permits a new vehicle crossing over a footway and/or verge normally providing dropped kerbs and strengthening the footway and verge for vehicle use. This type of licence is only suitable where the vehicle crossover does not exceed 10m in width and does not require any removal of highway trees.

Dropped kerb application

Commuted sums

Hampshire County Council require developers to pay a commuted sum towards the future maintenance of items that have a higher maintenance cost compared with conventional materials or items, or would not be required save for the development.

Commuted sum policy

Manual for Streets

The Manual for Streets is the official government guidance for practitioners involved in the design, planning and approval of new residential streets and modifications to existing ones.

The Companion Document to the Manual for Streets is Hampshire County Council’s formal highways guidance on the Hampshire approach to street design. It does not replace or duplicate the national guidance but sits alongside it as local guidance. It is a technical publication meant for developers, planners, highways and environmental designers.

Highway Construction Standard Details

The Highway Construction Details are a set of drawings which detail how elements of any highways are to be built if they are to be adopted by the County Council as the Highway Authority. The drawings are accompanied by a set of guidance notes which provide additional guidance to engineers regarding the use of the details and the various options available.

Surfacing options

Guidance document on surfacing options

Traffic management policies and guidance

Traffic management policy

Traffic Regulation Orders

Guidance to developers and consultants who are required to progress Traffic Regulation Orders as part of Section 278 and 38 highway works schemes, outlining the TRO Process and its associated timescales and costs.

Traffic Regulation Orders: Guidance for Developers

Street lighting

Street Lighting Maintenance Management Plan (Lighting Policy 5th Edition)

Street Lighting Design Guide and Department Standard Specification (6th Edition)

Traffic signal controlled junctions

To assist developers in submitting appropriate drawings, typical layouts of preliminary and detail design drawings show the level of information required at A1 and A3 size for both design check stages.

Preliminary layout (A1)

Preliminary layout (A3)

Detailed layout (A1) 

Detailed layout (A3)

Policy on use of temporary trench cover systems

Policy on Temporary Trench Cover Systems

Highways development planning

Hampshire County Council considers the transport implications of major planning applications across the county. This includes:

  • Pre-application services for developers
  • Consultation with the Highway Authority
  • Assessment of highway implications
  • Legal agreements
  • Travel plans

Further details

New housing and highway adoption

Roads on new estates are built by developers to allow residents of the new houses to get to their properties from the existing highway.

Further information