13.22.1 Access and Sight Lines

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 9:00am - 12 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm
13.22.1 Access and Sight Lines

The applicant must demonstrate that safe vehicular access to and from a proposed site is provided in terms of visibility from a proposed entrance, but also in terms of impact on road traffic on the adjoining public road, through generation of turning and stopping movements by vehicles leaving and entering the proposed site.  Applicants must adhere to the National Roads Authority-Design Manual for Roads & Bridges[1](DMRB).  Site entrances should be located so as to require the least amount of hedgerow removal in accordance with BMRB requirements. Excessive hedgerow removal will be resisted where setback is considered significant or roadside definition is compromised.  Hedgerow removal will also be resisted where several entrances have over time denuded the extent of mature hedgerow along a particular stretch of road. All hedgerows that are required to be removed to achieve sightlines should be reinstated behind the applicable sightlines and maintained so as not to cause any reduction in the extent of sightlines achievable over time.


[1] National Roads Authority, Design Manual for Roads & Bridges, 20