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Is Design Guidance for Roads incomplete?

Eadie, Robert, Millar, Phillip and Boyle, John (2015) Is Design Guidance for Roads incomplete? International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering– IJCSE, 2 (1). pp. 299-304. [Journal article]

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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. Formixed 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 designguidance. 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 toprovide a gap analysis in the existing legislation and suggest ways the current consultation proposal could be implemented on the ground.

Item Type:Journal article
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:31562
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:04 Jun 2015 08:50
Last Modified:04 Jun 2015 08:50

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