Dear Mrs Owen
Reference your inquiry the
RBWM design guide states that the width of a new "B"
road would be a minimum of 5.5m with a 2m wide footpath on
either side in a residential area. If a new road were to form
part of a bus route then a width of 6m would be desirable.
Given your address I presume
that your enquiry relates to the proposals in the now
withdrawn Cookham Parish Plan. If that is the case then I
would advise that the proposal relates only to the Parish
Council and that the District Council as Highway Authority
have not included any such proposal in their programme of
Whilst there is no formal
requirement to install street lighting it is generally
accepted practice that on a B road in an urban area subject to
a 30mph speed limit that it would be. There is a British
Standard for Street light design and the aim is to maintain a
constant level of luminance along the road. It is therefore
dependent on the alignment of the road and the height of the
lamp columns to be used so each scheme is specifically
tailored to suit local conditions. The spacing of the lamp
columns will therefore not necessarily be constant but as a
rule of thumb the spacing would be in the region of 10m to 20m
depending on the column height used.
HDC Team Leader
The Royal Borough of Windsor
& Maidenhead Council welcomes the submission of planning
applications electronically online via the Planning Portal (www.planningportal.gov.uk).