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SCOTS National Roads Development Guide

Status: Approved July 2015

'Designing Streets' is the national policy statement for street design in Scotland containing policies that set out how street design guidance can be a material consideration in planning decisions for streets within rural or urban boundaries.

Research into the implementation of Designing Streets made it clear that any other guidance at a national level that impacts upon the design or improvement of streets must be fully be supportive of Designing Streets.

The Society of Chief Officers for Transportation in Scotland’s (SCOTS) 'National Roads Development Guide' focuses on how to achieve Roads Construction Consent (RCC) for all new or improved roads for a local authority to adopt. It goes into more technical detail, however there are many areas where its content connects to the design aspects of Designing Streets.

The National Roads Development Guide was approved as Planning Policy Advice on 7 July 2015.

Both documents are available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Related Sites