Highways England has launched a new set of ten design principles which will inform future road schemes to ensure its roads better serve the people who use them and the environments through which they pass.

The company, responsible for delivering the Government’s £15bn Road Investment Strategy, says that as well as connecting people and places, there should be renewed focus on improvements which are long lasting, sensitive to their surroundings, and enhance the quality of life.

“We are delivering the biggest level of investment in England’s strategic road network for a generation,” said Highways England’s Chief Highways Engineer Mike Wilson. “We want roads that not only connect the country and communities, but which achieve a higher quality of life; that are designed in a way that is sensitive to the surroundings; provide greater economic vitality and use resources in a more efficient and innovative way.”

View Highways England’s design principles.