The technical guidance (TG) notes detail what the adoptable standards are within Hampshire. These documents form part of the framework of the material use policy and commuted sum policy. This aims to ensure appropriate use of materials and minimising long term maintenance costs. The guidance informs developers of what Hampshire County Council will accept on the highway network early in the design proposal stage.
The Technical Guidance Notes will replace most of the content of Hampshire County Council's companion guide to Manual for Streets, which has become out-of-date. When the technical guidance notes have been completed, we will review the companion guide to Manual for Streets and other guidance documents. If there is a discrepancy between the existing documents and the new technical guidance notes, then the new TGs take precedence.
Technical guidance notes
|Document number||Title||Last updated|
|TG1||Alignment Design||Yet to be published|
|TG2||Highways Cross-Sections||Yet to be published|
|TG3||Stopping Sight Distances and Visibility Splays
Stopping Sight Distance Calculator
|18 May 2019|
|TG4||Intelligent Transport Systems (Traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and traffic information systems)||Yet to be published|
|TG5||Geotechnical Investigation and Testing Requirements||Yet to be published|
|TG6-1||Pavement Foundation Design||Yet to be published|
|TG6-2||Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design||Yet to be published|
|TG6-3||Small Element (block paving) and Permeable Pavement Design||Yet to be published|
|TG7||Adoption of Structures||23 June 2020|
|TG8-1||Drainage – General Items||Yet to be published|
|TG8-2||Drainage – Positive Drainage Systems||Yet to be published|
|TG8-3||Drainage – Swales, Ditches and Above Ground Conveyance||Yet to be published|
|TG8-4||Drainage – Infiltration||Yet to be published|
|TG8-5||Drainage – Storage Systems||Yet to be published|
|TG8-6||Drainage – Water Quality
||Yet to be published|
|TG9||Public Transport Infrastructure (inc Bus Stops, Shelters, RTPI)||7 August 2020|
|TG10||Footways / Cycleways / Shared Surfaces
Also refer to the HCC Policy Position on Shared Space
|Yet to be published|
|TG11||Traffic Calming||1 October 2020|
|TG12||Signs and Bollards||Yet to be published|
|TG13||Street Lighting||19 May 2019|
|TG14||Road Restraint Systems and Passive street furniture||Yet to be published|
|TG15||Trees, Landscape and Ecology||5 November 2020|
|TG17||Departures from Standard||19 May 2019|
|TG18||Road Safety Audits
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions on travel and 2m distancing the following procedure shall apply:
For Stage 1 and 2 Road Safety Audits: - These audits are still required for a design submission to pass inception, however we will accept the either of the following:
For Stage 3 Road Safety Audits:
|5 May 2020|
|TG19||Non-Motorised Users||Yet to be published|
|TG20||Statutory Undertakers||13 March 2019|
|TG21||Traffic Regulation Orders||19 May 2019|
|TG22||Temporary Traffic Management||Yet to be published|
|TG24||Scheme Handover||Yet to be published|
|TG25||Fencing, Noise Barriers and Demarcation of the Highway Boundary||Yet to be published|
Manual for streets
The Manual for Streets is the official government guidance for 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.
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 Technical Guidance Notes will be the new source of information about adoptable standards in Hampshire.
Temporary trench cover systems
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.
*New* Trees on the highway
If a development is likely to impact trees on highway land, refer to Hampshire County Council's policy for the protection of highway trees affected by new developments. This outlines that compensation will be due for the loss of highway trees and the method for calculating the value.
For queries about applying this to your project, 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)
For queries or feedback on the Technical Guidance Notes, email email@example.com stating the TG number in the subject line (eg. TG17 advice required about para 3.2)