*Please note that the NJUG UK Volume 2 Publication is under review and the new version of the document will be made available as soon as it is published.*
|1||10||Overall Volume update (in consultation)||05/10/2023|
|2||3||Figure 1 amended||29/10/2013|
|4||2||Section 1.1, Figure 1||19/11/2007|
|DRAFT Street Works UK Guidelines on the Positioning and Colour Coding of Underground Utilities’ Apparatus||Street Works UK 4 & 7|
|Street Works UK Guidelines on the Positioning of Underground Utilities Apparatus for New Development Sites||Street Works UK 2, 5 & 6|
|Street Works UK Guidelines on the Management of Third Party Cable Ducting|
|Street Works UK Guidelines for the Planning, Installation and Maintenance of Utility Apparatus in Proximity to Trees||Street Works UK 10|
|Street Works UK Guidelines on Environmental Good Practice|
|Street Works UK Guidelines on Co-ordination, Co-operation & Communication||New|
The following Street Works UK publications have not been reviewed and have been completely withdrawn:
NJUG 3 – Cable Locating Devices
NJUG 8 – Performance Guide for the Assessment of Metallic Pipe and Cable Locators
NJUG 9 – Recommendations for the Exchange of Records of Apparatus between UtilitiesNJUG 11 – Proposed Data Exchange Format for Utility Map DataNJUG 12 – NJUG Specification for the Digitisation of Large Scale OS MapsNJUG 13 – Quality Control Procedure for Large Scale OS Maps Digitised to OS 1988
NJUG 15 – NJUG/Ordnance Survey Service Level Agreement (Technical) for Digital Map Products and Services
These guidelines describe utility industry practice. However, it should not be assumed that all mains or services will conform to the recommendations for positioning or colour coding contained in this publication.
This section supersedes Street Works UK 2 ‘Provision of Mains and Services by Public Utilities on Residential Estates’, Street Works UK 5 ‘Model Guidelines for the Planning and Installation of Utility Supplies to New Building Developments’, and Street Works UK 6 ‘Services Entries for New Dwellings on Residential Estates’.
This document is intended to encourage cooperation and communication to avoid causing damage to cables and ducting and sets out a process for the removal and replacement of third party cable ducting when attempting to access plant.
This volume supersedes Street Works UK 10 ‘Guidelines for the Planning, Installation and Maintenance of Utility Services in Proximity to Trees’ and has been drafted by Street Works UK members and arboriculturists.Street Works UK
Tree roots keep a tree healthy and upright. Most roots are found in the top 600mm of soil and often grow out further than the tree’s height. The majority of these roots are very fine; even close to a tree few will be thicker than a pencil. Most street tree roots grow under the footway but may also extend under the carriageway. If roots are damaged the tree may suffer irreversible harm and eventually die.
The statutory right of undertakers (utilities) to carry out works within the public highway in order to provide and maintain their apparatus dates from the mid- 19th century and is set out in the relevant utility industry primary legislation (see Volume 6 – ‘Legislation and Bibliography’).
The New Roads and Street works Act 1991 (NRSWA) as amended by the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) requires all works promoters to notify or apply for permits for all works in the public highway. This legislation also promotes the need for improved planning and co-ordination of all works in the highway in order to reduce the impact of works on the road user and wider community.