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Guidance Notes will replace the majority of the content of HCC’s Companion Guide to Manual for Streets which has become out-of-date in many areas.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.
January 2018: the TG documents are currently in development. We will add links to this table as soon as the first batch of documents is ready. Please check back later.
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 email@example.com stating the TG number in the subject line (eg. TG17 advice required about para 3.2)
Document number Title TG1 Alignment Design TG2 Highways Cross-Sections TG3 Stopping Sight Distances and Visibility Splays TG4 Intelligent Transport Systems (Traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and traffic information systems) TG5 Geotechnical Investigation and Testing Requirements TG6-1 Pavement Foundation Design TG6-2 Flexible and Rigid Pavement Design TG6-3 Small Element (block paving) and Permeable Pavement Design TG7 Adoption of Structures TG8-1 Drainage – General Items TG8-2 Drainage – Positive Drainage Systems TG8-3 Drainage – Swales, Ditches and Above Ground Conveyance TG8-4 Drainage - Infiltration TG8-5 Drainage – Storage Systems TG8-6 Drainage – Water Quality
TG9 Public Transport Infrastructure (inc Bus Stops, Shelters, RTPI)
TG10 Footways / Cycleways / Shared Surfaces TG11 Traffic Calming TG12 Illuminated Signs and Bollards TG13 Street Lighting TG14 Passive street furniture and Vehicle Restraint Systems TG15 Landscaping TG16 Traffic Management Act TG17 Departures from Standard TG18 Road Safety Audits TG19 Non-Motorised Users TG20 Statutory Undertakers TG21 Traffic Regulation Orders TG22 Temporary Traffic Management TG23 Land Compensation Act (Claims) TG24 Scheme Handover TG25 Fencing, Noise Barriers and Demarcation of the Highway Boundary
- 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.