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Streets for All

Streets for All Public Consultation
28 September 2017 - 9 November 2017

These documents provide updated practical advice for anyone involved in planning and implementing highways and other public realm works in sensitive historic locations. It sets out means to improve public spaces without harming their valued character, including specific recommendations for works to surfaces, street furniture, new equipment, traffic management infrastructure and environmental improvements.

The advice draws on the experience of Historic England's planning teams in the development of highways and public realm schemes. Case studies show where highways works and other public realm schemes have successfully integrated with and enhanced areas of historic or architectural sensitivity.

The national advice is supported by documents setting out key issues for the public realm identified in each of nine regions. These include case studies of successful public realm works, many of which were informed by the earlier editions of Streets for All 2000-2006, which these documents will replace.

The advice has been updated to take into account technical developments, as well as updates to government policy and guidance.

Please send your comments to:, clearly identifying which of the documents they relate to.
The consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 9 November 2017

Please include sufficient contact details for us to provide any feedback (if you wish to receive this) and indicate whether you would be willing to be contacted if we have any further queries relating to your comments.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Draft
  • Product Code: HEAG149


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