Planting in Sight-splays
At junctions, the sight-splay can be divided into two visibility zones. The type of planting considered suitable within sight-splays is set out in the following table:
|Planting||Zone A||Zone B|
|Existing trees||Typically, no trees permitted. However, in exceptional cases trees may be retained. Final decision to be made on-site in consultation with the local Highway Authority and Planning Authority||Trees may be retained. Final decision to be made on-site in consultation with the local Highway Authority and Planning Authority|
|New trees||No trees permitted||Trees may be permitted. The precise location should be agreed with the Highway Authority|
|Groundcover||Groundcover permitted providing the plants do not generally exceed 600mm in height when mature||As for Zone A|
All new trees should be of slender girth when mature and have trunks clear of side-growth to a height of 2.1m, or 2.4m if adjacent to a cycle route.
Grass is not precluded from the areas of sight-splays, but these areas tend to be small and awkwardly shaped, and consequently expensive to maintain. Trees may be allowed, but the locations shall be agreed on-site with the Highway Authority.
Page updated: 15/02/2018