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will replace most of the content of Hampshire County Council's companion guide to Manual for Streets, which has become out-of-date.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||Target Publication Date|
|TG1||Alignment Design||March 2019|
|TG2||Highways Cross-Sections||April 2019|
|TG3||Stopping Sight Distances and Visibility Splays
Stopping Sight Distance Calculator
|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
|TG9||Public Transport Infrastructure (inc Bus Stops, Shelters, RTPI)|
|TG10||Footways / Cycleways / Shared Surfaces
Also refer to the HCC Policy Position on Shared Space
|TG11||Traffic Calming||March 2019|
|TG12||Signs and Bollards||May 2019|
|TG14||Road Restraint Systems and Passive street furniture||April 2019|
|TG17||Departures from Standard|
|TG18||Road Safety Audits|
|TG19||Non-Motorised Users||April 2019|
|TG21||Traffic Regulation Orders|
|TG22||Temporary Traffic Management||March 2019|
|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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org stating the TG number in the subject line (eg. TG17 advice required about para 3.2)