Important news - Changes to shared space guidance
Department for Transport have requested that Local Authorities pause the introduction of new shared space schemes which incorporate a level surface, in which the kerb between the road and the pavement is removed. This pause will allow them to carry out research and produce updated guidance. They have also suspended the guidance note Local Transport Note 1/11: Shared Space while this work takes place.
Buckinghamshire County Council has made the decision to implement the pause on shared space schemes, with the following exemptions:
- Raised junctions, speed tables etc.
- Toucan, pelican crossings etc.
- Cul-de-sacs and closes serving 25 properties or less
- Schemes where the contract to construct has already been awarded
For more information please visit the DfT’s website - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy’
1. Section 184 Licence
A Section 184 Agreement (Highways Act 1980) requires a developer to enter into an Agreement with the Highway Authority for the construction or alteration of an access relating to a new development. The cost of a Section 184 is £1800.00
Developers are required to produce a quotation from their contractor to show the value of the highway work.
Any access serving less than 3 residential properties will be covered by a private licence.
Last updated: 23 November 2017