Residential design standards

Residential developments in Norfolk need to meet the standards set out in the document Manual for Streets.

It is a well recognised fact that driver’s behaviour is not fixed, but rather it can be influenced by the environment – eg driver’s speed tends to increase if the width of the carriageway increases.

Manual for Streets takes the above into consideration and recognises the role of residential streets in creating places that work for all members of the community.

Emphasis is made on the place function of residential streets, giving clear guidance on how to achieve well-designed streets and spaces that serve the community and it recognises the importance of creating places that have a clear local focus.

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