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Street Technique provides planners, engineers and developers with a standard method of analysis which can be used in pre-application discussions and planning applications.

During research into Designing Streets, eight case studies were written up to show how current or proposed masterplans are in-line with policy. Each study used an assessment method, known as the ‘Street Technique’. It should help steer users through design and checking stages using a simple visual approach.

You can use the Street Technique whether you are developing, assessing or retro-checking a design or development. But the idea of is to give an easy to understand, methodical way of looking at street design. In a nutshell, it turns policy into life.

Please click below to find out more about a case study, succinctly summarised onto four pages:

How does Street Technique work?

Street Technique’s ‘step-by-step’ process has proven to be a very helpful way to break down the assessment of masterplans and site layout proposals.

Importantly, it allows both designers, and assessors, to relate the development directly to the six qualities of successful places, then allow a consistent check to be made against all five policies within Designing Streets.

The key to using Street Technique is that it is a drawing tool designed to be used by hand. It has been developed from a ‘B Plan’ colour-coding approach that is in Designing Streets already.

The final page of the pdf guide, accessed by clicking on the button above and to the right, is a blank template for you to work from.