Highways Development Design Guide Review

sw bristol may 09The Highways Development Design Guide (HDDG) assists developers, individuals and communities in understanding and meeting the expectations of North Somerset Council and guides the planning and technical process in respect of new highway development. It provides the guidance and specifications required in order for roads to be designed and constructed to the standard required for adoption by the local highway authority, and to be maintained at public expense.

The HDDG was adopted in January 2015 and has fulfilled its purpose by meeting the above list of aims.  However, due to changes in planning, highways and transport design standards and best practice, as well as numerous other changes, it has been appropriate for NSC to review the HDDG and consult amongst officers across the relevant council teams to update the document. This process has resulted in a host of proposed changes contained in the updated document for consultation.

The public consultation will run for 6 weeks from 19th August 2019 until 1st October and is to advise on the proposed changes to enable developers, stakeholders, individuals and communities the chance to review the proposed changes by Council Officers, as well as suggest their own changes to the HDDG to bring it up to current best practice for highway and development design standards. The best way to respond to the consultation is online. The document is available below, showing the proposed amendments, and there is a comment box to add your response.

The responses will be analysed and reviewed, with the necessary changes being incorporated into the HDDG. The full list of consultation responses, as well as NSC’s responses and the officer recommendation of further action, will be placed before North Somerset Executive Committee when the updated guide is submitted for approval later in the year.

If you require any further information regarding this consultation then please email transport.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk


  • Opened
    19 Aug 2019 at 09:00
  • Closed
    1 Oct 2019 at 23:59


Organisational Information

Contact Name Andrea English
Job title Transport Policy Officer
Contact Email andrea.english@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone 01275 888617

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To consult on an updated version of the Highways Development Design Guide which was adopted in 2015.
Close Date 01 Oct 2019 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Context for this consultation The Highways Development Design Guide has been reviewed and updated to ensure the guidance is up to date and fit for purpose.