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5th Jul, 2022

New guidance for developers delivering improvements across Warwickshire

NEW guidance to support the planning and delivery of road improvements across Warwickshire has been published.

The guidance, aimed at developers and designers, has been created to make the process of delivering new highway infrastructure more efficient.

The Warwickshire Design Guide, published by Warwickshire County Council (WCC), provides developers and designers with clear direction about how their developments can meet the accepted standards.

The guidance focuses on on sustainability, with requirements for developers to use future-facing elements such as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), biodiversity offsetting, LED streetlights and electric charging points.

WCC transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford said: “By clearly setting out the Council’s expectations in the Warwickshire Design Guide, we hope this will make the entire process of delivering the highway infrastructure associated with developments as clear and simple as possible for everyone involved.

“We recognise that there needs to be a certain degree of flexibility when designing developments, and this is something we actively encourage. However as our priority is to ensure the safety of all those in Warwickshire, there is an emphasis on the need to ensure that flexible design of developments is not done at the expense of highway safety.

“By doing this we can ensure a consistent approach towards achieving higher quality layouts across the county that will result in improved safety, sustainability and accessibility of built developments that will endure for generations.”

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