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’
The role of Highways Development Management
4. Developer Works
Highways DM co-ordinate schemes relating to new developments throughout the County. These range from small schemes (Section 184 Agreements) to larger, and more complex schemes (Section 278 and Section 38 Agreements). A public consultation will be launched for proposed alterations to the existing highway network, such as, traffic calming measures, waiting restrictions, parking restrictions and road closures.
All development related consultations will be published on the Have Your Say page of the Bucks County Council website.
Last updated: 20 October 2017