UDG Manuals and Briefings

Street Design Standards

Current and Withdrawn Practice
Robert Huxford

This summary compares current best practice street design guidance including Manual for Streets (Department for Transport 2007), with withdrawn old-era street design guidance and standards, that developed from the 1920s including Design and Layout of Roads in Built-up Areas (1946), Roads in Urban Areas (1966) and the initial Design Bulletin 32 Residential Roads and Footpaths, Layout Considerations published in 1977. Local authority street design and adoption standards based on the old guidance will not comply with current planning policies or statutory duties, and should not be used.