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Is Design Guidance for Roads incomplete?

Eadie, Robert, Millar, Phillip and Boyle, John (2014) Is Design Guidance for Roads incomplete? In: Second International Conference on Advances In Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering- ACSEE 2014, Zurich, Switzerland. Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, USA. Vol 1 6 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267423242_Is_Design_Guidance_for_Roads_incomplete


A consultation on draft high level guidance for road design of streets in town and city centers in Northern Ireland ended in October 2013. The addition to the guidance through this proposal needs examples to allow designers to apply the high level guidance mentioned in practical situations. For mixed use developments in Northern Ireland designers have to apply the Design Manual for Roads and Bridge (DMRB) and seek formal departures and relaxations through the planning service in order to gain approval for proposals for a development. This is an unwieldy process and recognizing this, the authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have moved to provide design guidance. Northern Ireland has therefore fallen behind in in this respect. Seven case studies in the Belfast City Council area which is the largest council in Northern Ireland are used in this paper to provide a gap analysis in the existing legislation and suggest ways the current consultation proposal could be implemented on the ground.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Highways, Legislation, Design, Guidance
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:30483
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:30 Oct 2014 12:36
Last Modified:09 Mar 2017 22:41

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