Technical Guidance Notes and Manual for Streets
Information for developers, planners and designers about adoptable standards in Hampshire
- Technical Guidance Notes
The Technical Guidance Notes are a suite of notes detailing what the adoptable standards are within Hampshire. These documents are set within the framework of the material use policy and commuted sum policy, with the emphasis being on ensuring appropriate use of materials and minimising long term maintenance costs. By stipulating clearly Hampshire County Council’s (HCC) requirements we hope to inform planners, developers and designers at the early stages of their design proposals what HCC will accept within the highway network.
This suite of Technical Guidance Notes will replace the majority of the content of HCC’s Companion Guide to Manual for Streets which has become out-of-date in many areas. Existing documents such as HCC’s Companion Guide to Manual for Streets, the Section 278 Guidance Document and the Section 278 Technical Submission Requirements will be reviewed and updated upon completion of the Technical Guidance Notes. If there is a discrepancy between the existing documents and the new Technical Guidance Notes, then the new TG’s take precedence.March 2019: Link for TG20 - Utilities added to the table below.
If you have a query about applying this to your particular project, please contact:
- the Design Check Engineer dealing with your S278 or S38 application (if you are a Developer or Developer’s Consultant)
- the Technical Guidance Note Specialist(s) (if you are a working within Hampshire County Council)
If you have a specific query or feedback about any of the Technical Guidance Notes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the TG number in the subject line (eg. TG17 advice required about para 3.2)
Document number Title Target Publication Date TG1 Alignment Design March 2019 TG2 Highways Cross-Sections April 2019 TG3 Stopping Sight Distances and Visibility Splays
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TG4 Intelligent Transport Systems (Traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and traffic information systems) March 2019 TG5 Geotechnical Investigation and Testing Requirements April 2019 TG6-1 Pavement Foundation Design TBC TG6-2 Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design TBC TG6-3 Small Element (block paving) and Permeable Pavement Design TBC TG7 Adoption of Structures TG8-1 Drainage – General Items TBC TG8-2 Drainage – Positive Drainage Systems TBC TG8-3 Drainage – Swales, Ditches and Above Ground Conveyance TBC TG8-4 Drainage - Infiltration TBC TG8-5 Drainage – Storage Systems TBC TG8-6 Drainage – Water Quality
TBC TG9 Public Transport Infrastructure (inc Bus Stops, Shelters, RTPI)
TG10 Footways / Cycleways / Shared Surfaces March 2019 TG11 Traffic Calming March 2019 TG12 Signs and Bollards May 2019 TG13 Street Lighting TG14 Road Restraint Systems and Passive street furniture April 2019 TG15 Landscaping March 2019 TG16 Not used TG17 Departures from Standard TG18 Road Safety Audits TG19 Non-Motorised Users April 2019 TG20 Statutory Undertakers TG21 Traffic Regulation Orders TG22 Temporary Traffic Management March 2019 TG23 Not Used TG24 Scheme Handover April 2019 TG25 Fencing, Noise Barriers and Demarcation of the Highway Boundary May 2019
- 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 was Hampshire County Council’s formal highways guidance on the Hampshire approach to street design. It did not replace or duplicate the national guidance but sat alongside it as local guidance.
However, over time the County Council’s policies have evolved and been updated. This has resulted in parts of the Companion Guide becoming out-of-date. The new Technical Guidance Notes will be the new source of Information for developers, planners and designers about adoptable standards in Hampshire.