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This resource aims to provide an overview of good practice for consultation on road improvement schemes for all civil engineers and other built environment professionals.
This information is based upon procedures used in England, but there are lessons and resources used in this overview, which could be applied internationally.
The UK Government has an established code of practice for consultation. Primarily, this is used for when Government consults with stakeholders on changes to policy or practice, but the seven criteria offered are useful principles, which could be used by the consulting authority for a road improvement scheme:
The Consultation Institute publishes for sale, guidance on good practice for all involved in the consultation process called the Art of Consultation.
Aside from this publication, the Consultation Institute also recommend six standards of engagement:
Highways England produces standards and documentation relating to the design, construction and maintenance of highways. Documents are available free online, including:
Further information related to standards for highways is also available on the Standards for Highways online resource webpage.