Highway development management publications

Download publications we use to help to deliver an effective and efficient development management service in Norfolk.

Safe, Sustainable Development: Aims and Guidance notes for Local Highway Authority requirements in Development Management

  • Date published - June 2011
  • Date of last review – July 2022
  • Date for next review – July 2024

This document contains aims and guidance notes intended to act as best practice and provide general guidance for use by local authorities, developers, designers, councillors, and the community on what is likely to be acceptable to the Local Highway Authority.

The intention is to ensure good design is achieved, thereby improving the safety and quality of the places in which we live.

Safe, Sustainable Development

Highways and Transport: Post-planning processes

  • Date published - July 2018
  • Date of last review - November 2019
  • Date for next review - November 2020

This document contains guidance on interpreting standard highway conditions and how to deliver their requirements.  It is aimed at all planning stakeholders, particularly developers, planning applicants and consultants.  The document is divided into two parts and is designed to assist in the effective, efficient and safe delivery of development across Norfolk.  The guidance is not intended to be prescriptive and may be modified in certain instances to suit individual planning proposals.

Part 1: Guidance on Highways and Transport Planning Conditions

Part 2: How to Deliver Associated Highways and Transport Measures

Traffic Signals Developer Design Guide

  • Date published - July 2019
  • Date of last review - March 2020
  • Date for next review - March 2021

This document describes and sets out the minimum requirements for all matters relating to the supply, installation and commissioning of traffic signals installations on Norfolk County Council’s road network. The document will apply to all new installations and modifications to existing installations unless stated otherwise by the Traffic Signals Team.

The document is not intended as a full specification and use of this document in no way relieves the Promoter of their responsibilities to provide a safe design compliant with the regulations, codes of practice and national recommendations in force at the time. However, if any aspect of this document is not adhered to without the prior written permission from Norfolk County Council, then the Highway Authority has the right to refuse acceptance of all or any aspect of the installation.

Traffic Signals Developer Design Guide

Parking Guidelines for new developments in Norfolk

  • Date published - October 2007
  • Date of last review – July 2022
  • Date for next review – July 2024

As Local Highway Authority, Norfolk County Council (NCC) produces Parking Guidelines for use throughout Norfolk. Local Planning Authority (in Norfolk this is the local city/district/borough council) standards will take priority.

These guidelines apply to parking provisions sought for new developments and do not seek to be retrospective and have no effect on parking arrangements attached to existing or consented uses.

Parking Guidelines for New Developments in Norfolk 

Commuted Sums for Maintaining Infrastructure Assets

  • Date published November 2009

This document produced by ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport, formerly CCS, County Surveyors Society) aims to provide a transparent and consistent approach to the determination of relevant commuted sum payments for future maintenance aspects of adopted, or otherwise transferred, assets in England and Wales.

The County Council, as Local Highway Authority has adopted the principles contained within the guidance both to the seeking of and to the calculation of commuted sums for the additional maintenance costs resulting from development related highway improvements.

Commuted Sums for Maintaining Infrastructure Assets