The Highway Design Guide SPD aims to promote high standards of highway design that reflect nationally recognised best-practice, and facilitate the delivery of high quality residential, employment and mixed-use developments in Kirklees. This SPD is relevant to all aspects of the built environment. It will help encourage good design in terms of how developments, routes and spaces relate to one another to create streets and public spaces that are safe, accessible, and pleasant to use. The SPD will be used by the council to help reach decisions on whether to approve or refuse planning applications.

The council has determined that the Highway Design SPD is not likely to have significant environmental effects and accordingly a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is not required for the SPD. The reasons for this decision are set out in the SEA Determination Statement and the SEA Screening Statement.


We are consulting on the draft version of the SPD and are inviting comments from interested parties.

Our public engagement started on 1 November 2018 at 9am.

It finishes at 5pm on 13 December 2018.

Have your say

Read and comment on the consulation online.

Read and comment online

Alternatively you can download a Highway Design Guide comments form

After you have commented

The comments submitted during the consultation period will be assessed and the SPD will be amended as appropriate prior to its adoption by the council.

Supporting information

Highway Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document

Strategic Environmental Assessment Determination Statement

Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Statement

Locations where you can view the consultation documents

Location Opening times
Huddersfield Customer Service Centre
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield HD1 2TG
Mon-Wed and Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thurs 10:00am to 5:00pm
Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
The Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury WF12 8EE
Mon-Thurs, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri 10am to 5pm

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