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Supplementary Street Design Guide


In 2010 the Scottish Government introduced the Designing Streets policy that puts place and people before the movement of motor vehicles. Subsequently a National Roads Development Guide was created to assist developers with the technical aspect of street design. 

However, given the unique character of North Ayrshire with its coastal towns, rural areas and islands we intend to develop a street design guide that will be supplementary to the National Roads Development Guide. The Supplementary Street Design Guide will replace the existing North Ayrshire Roads Development Guide and is aimed at assisting developers to meet the requirements of designing streets within North Ayrshire.


The new guide will provide guidance on street design principles and technical standards for residential areas in North Ayrshire. The guide will set out a hierarchy of use for streets with needs of pedestrians and cyclists being prioritised. 

The guide aims to promote sustainable streets through design that will encourage high-quality environments.

The document is intended to provide guidance on how to create a street, construction details, construction consent procedure and adoption process, and provide clear sign posting to other guidance documents including ‘Designing Streets’.

What we need from you

We want to understand what you would like to see in the new North Ayrshire Council Supplementary Street Design Guide.

We want to know what old or new streets you like and why you like them and what street features are important e.g. plants, seating, footways and lighting. We want to know how we can make our streets safer and more attractive.

You can tell us what you think by:

Links to key documents

Give your views on the SSDG