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Citation and commencement

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Private Streets (Construction) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 1st May 2001.

Application

2.  These regulations apply to the construction of streets in respect of which the Department has exercised street planning functions under Article 3(1) of the Private Streets (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 after the coming into operation of these regulations.

Amendments to the Private Streets (Construction) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

3.—(1) The Private Streets (Construction) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(1) shall be amended as provided by paragraphs (2) to (19).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “anchoring material” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

“apron plate” means a detachable plate between ground level and the bottom of a control pillar door allowing access to service cables;

“base compartment” means a lockable compartment in the base section of a lighting column to house control gear and cable terminations;;

(b)in the definition of “construction of a street” after the word “drainage” there shall be inserted “, lighting”;

(c)after the definition of “the Construction Products Directive” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

“contactor” means a mechanical switching device having only one position of rest, operated otherwise than by hand, capable of making, carrying and breaking currents under normal circuit conditions including overload conditions;

“control pillar” means the ground mounted lockable cabinet which houses a public electricity supplier’s electrical supply equipment and the control and protection equipment for the lighting system;;

(d)after the definition of “embankment” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“excavation for column base” means the excavated hole in which a lighting column will be secured;;

(e)after the definition of “foul water” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“fuse switch” means a switch, (Disconnector), (Switch—Disconnector), in which a fuse-link or a fuse carrier with a fuse-link forms the moving contact;;

(f)after the definition of “haunch” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“internal wiring” means the cable system within the lighting column running between the luminaire terminals and the underground supply cable, or the wiring within the control pillar;;

(g)after the definition of “landing” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

“lantern” means a transparent case for holding and shielding a light;

“luminaire” means equipment which distributes, filters or transforms the light from one or more lamps, and which includes any part necessary for supporting, fixing and protecting the lamps, but not the lamps themselves, and, where necessary, circuit auxiliaries together with the means for connecting them to the supply;

“maintenance factor” means the depreciation factor to be applied to the calculated initial light level and is the product of the lamp flux maintenance factor and the luminaire maintenance factor;;

(h)after the definition of “pitch line” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

  • “projection” in relation to road lighting column bracket arms means the horizontal distance from the point of entry to the luminaire to a vertical line passing through the centre of the cross section of the column at ground level;

  • “public electricity supplier” has the same meaning as in Article 3 of the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992(2);;

(i)after the definition of “roadbase” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“road duct” means a rigid pipe of 150 mm internal diameter provided to contain a road lighting cable, which itself may be contained within a duct, where it passes across and below the carriageway;;

(j)after the definition of “safety fence” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“sealing compound” means an organic or chemical mixture which when contained within an enclosure will solidify to provide insulation and mechanical protection to electrical cable joints buried in the ground;;

(k)after the definition of “shared surface” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

  • “side entry” in relation to road lighting luminaires means a luminaire designed so that when supported by a bracket entering the luminaire at right angles to the carriageway line and substantially parallel to the carriageway surface the majority of the light output is directed downwards towards the road surface;

  • “spigot” in relation to road lighting bracket arms means that portion of the bracket arm to which the luminaire will be attached;;

(l)after the definition of “surround” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“switch fuse” means a switch, (Disconnector), (Switch—Disconnector), in which one or more poles have a fuse in series in a composite unit;; and

(m)after the definition of “trimming” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“uplift” means the vertical distance between the top of a lighting column and the optical centre of the luminaire;.

(3) In regulation 2(9) for sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted—

(a)an organisation accredited in a EEA State in accordance with BS7501: 1989, BS7502: 1989 (equivalent European Standards BS EN 45001: 1995, BS EN 45002: 1996 and BS EN 45003: 1995) standards for the tests carried out; or.

(4) In regulation 2(10) there shall be added to the table of abbreviations and symbols in appropriate alphabetical order the following—

A4Paper sheet size 210 x 297 mm
cd/m2Candela per square metre
CIECommission Internationale de L'Eclairage
HBCHigh Breaking Capacity
HzHertz (cycles per second)
IPIngress Protection
kwKilowatt
luxlumens per square metre
mm2square millimetre
PECUphoto-electric control unit

(5) For regulation 4 (goods and materials) there shall be substituted—

4.  All goods and materials mentioned in Schedule 2 to be used in the construction of a street shall comply with the detailed requirements set out in that Schedule..

(6) In regulation 12(1) (retaining walls, pipelines and other structures) for the words “(3rd revision 1989)” there shall be substituted “(6th revision 1995)”.

(7) After regulation 15 (Lay-bys, bus bays, parking bays, turning areas, verges and service strips) there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Street lighting

15A.  A street shall be provided with an efficient system of street lighting in accordance with the detailed requirements of Schedule 8..

(8) In regulation 16 (deposit of plans)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(a)(v) the word “and” shall be deleted; and

(b)after paragraph 2(b) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

; and

(c)a plan to scale of not less than 1 in 500 showing the layout of the street lighting equipment, together with four sets of drawings to a scale of 1 in 500 showing column heights and location, lantern type, lamp wattage, cable size and location, ducting arrangements, position and voltage of public electricity supplier conductors and minimum agreed clearances from columns..

(9) In regulation 17 (notice of commencement and completion of stages of work)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(h) the word “and” shall be deleted; and

(b)after paragraph (1)(i) there shall be added the following sub-paragraphs—

(j)the erection of street lighting columns or cubicles;

(k)the laying of any cable in trench or in duct;

(l)the covering up of any cable or duct; and

(m)the electrical testing of the street lighting installation..

(10) For regulation 20 (expenses of carrying out investigations and tests and taking of samples) there shall be substituted—

20.  The person by whom or on whose behalf the plans were deposited shall bear any expenses incurred in carrying out inspections, investigations and tests and the taking of samples..

(11) In regulation 21 (removal or alteration of work not in conformity with the regulations) for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted—

(2) If a requirement under paragraph (1) is not complied with within the time specified in the notice the Department may execute the work specified in the notice and the expenses incurred shall be borne by the person by whom or on whose behalf the plans were deposited..

(12) In Schedule 1 (publications to which reference is made in the Regulations)—

(a)for Table A there shall be substituted—

Table A

British Standards cited in Regulation 2

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 7501: 1989regulation 2(9)(a)
BS 7502: 1989“ “
BS EN 45003: 1995“ “

(b)in Table B for the words “(3rd Revision 1989)” there shall be substituted “(6th Revision 1995)”;

(c)for Table C there shall be substituted—

Table C

British Standards cited in Schedule 2

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 12: 1996paragraph 7
BS 65: 1991 (1997)1AMD 8622paragraph 12(5)
BS 187: 19781AMD 5427paragraph 3(3)
BS EN 124:19941AMD 8587paragraphs 13(3), 15
BS 882:1992paragraph 1(1)
BS 1200:1976 (1996)

1

2

3

AMD 4510

AMD 4834

AMD 5126

paragraph 2
BS 1247: Part 2:1990paragraph 16
BS 1521: 1972 (1994)1AMD 3519paragraph 25
BS 3148: 1980paragraph 17
BS 594: Part 1: 19921AMD 8397paragraph 6(1), 6(2), 6(3)
BS EN 588-1:1997paragraph 12(7)
BS 3921: 1985 (1995)1AMD 8946paragraph 3(1), 3(4)
BS 4482: 19851AMD 9482paragraph 24
BS 4483: 1998paragraph 26
BS 4660: 1989 (1998)1AMD 9132paragraph 12(6)
BS 4987: Part 1: 1993

1

2

AMD 8122

AMD 8400

paragraphs 1(2), 5(1), 5(2), 5(3), 5(4)
BS 5911: Part 103: 1994paragraph 12(2)
BS 5328: Part 1: 1997paragraphs 19, 20, 21, 22, 27
BS 5328: Part 2: 19971AMD 9691paragraphs 19, 20, 21, 22, 27
BS 5328: Part 3: 1990

1

2

3

AMD 6927

AMD 7176

AMD 9312

paragraphs 19, 20, 21, 22, 27
BS 5328: Part 4: 1990

1

2

3

AMD 6928

AMD 8760

AMD 9313

paragraphs 19, 20, 21, 22, 27
BS 5481: 1977 (1998)

1

2

AMD 3631

AMD 4436

paragraph 12(6)
BS 5911: Part 2: 1982

1

2

AMD 5146

AMD 8077

paragraph 14
BS 5911: Part 100: 1988

1

2

AMD 6269

AMD 7588

paragraph 12(1)
BS 5911: Part 110: 19921AMD 8155paragraph 12(3)
BS 5911: Part 114: 1992paragraph 12(4)
BS 5911: Part 230: 1994paragraph 13(1)
BS 6073: Part 1: 1981

1

2

AMD 3944

AMD 4462

paragraph 3(2)
BS 7263: Part 1: 1994paragraphs 10(1), 10(2), 11

(d)in Table D for the reference to BS 1377: Part 2: 1990 there shall be substituted the following—

BS 1377: Part 2: 19901AMD 9027paragraph 4(2)(f)

(e)for Table F there shall be substituted—

Table F

British Standards cited in Schedule 4

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 65: 1991(1997)1AMD 8622paragraph 3(4)
BS 449: Part 2: 1969

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

AMD 416

AMD 523

AMD 661

AMD 1135

AMD 1787

AMD 4576

AMD 5698

AMD 6255

AMD 8859

paragraph 6(11)(b)
BS EN 124: 19941AMD 8587paragraph 6(13), 6(16)
BS 812: Part 110: 1990paragraph 4(8)
BS 882: 1992paragraph 3(7)
BS 1247: Part 2: 1990paragraph 6(10)(a)
BS 1377: Part 2: 19901AMD 9027paragraph 4(9)
BS 4211: 1994paragraph 6(11)(f)
BS 4660: 1989 (1998)1AMD 9132paragraph 3(4)
BS 5481: 1977 (1998)

1

2

AMD 3631

AMD 4436

paragraph 3(4)
BS 5911: Part 103: 1994paragraph 3(4)
BS 5911: Part 100: 1988

1

2

AMD 6269

AMD 7588

paragraph 3(4)
BS 5911: Part 110: 19921AMD 8155paragraph 3(4)
BS 5911: Part 114: 1992paragraph 3(4)
BS 5911: Part 200: 1994paragraph 6(4)
BS 5911: Part 230: 1994paragraph 7(3), 7(5)
BS 6073: Part 1: 1981

1

2

AMD 3944

AMD 4462

paragraph 6(2)
BS EN 752-1: 1996paragraph 1(4)
BS EN 752-2: 1997paragraph 1(4)
BS EN 752-3: 1997paragraph 1(4)

(f)for Table H there shall be substituted—

Table H

British Standards cited in Schedule 5

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 594: Part 1: 19921AMD 8397paragraphs 12(3), 13(3), 13(4)
BS 594: Part 2: 19921AMD 8398paragraphs 12(3), 13(3)
BS 598: Part 100: 1987 (1996)

1

2

AMD 6122

AMD 9030

paragraph 10(6)
BS 598: Part 101: 1987paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 102: 1996paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 104: 1989 (1996)

1

2

AMD 6738

AMD 9031

paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 105: 19901AMD 7294paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 107: 1990 (1996)

1

2

AMD 8399

AMD 9032

paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 108: 1990paragraph 10(3)
BS 598: Part 109: 1990paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 2: 1995

1

2

AMD 9195

AMD 10379

paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 101: 1984paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 102: 1989paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 103: Section 103-1: 19851AMD 6003paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 103: Section 103-2: 1989paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 105: Section 105-1: 1989paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 105: Section 105-2:1990paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 106: 1985paragraph 10(3)
BS 812: Part 111: 1990paragraphs 7(1), 8(1), 10(3)
BS 882: 1992paragraph 10(3)
BS 1377: Part 2: 19901AMD 9027paragraphs 6(7), 7(5), 8(3)
BS 2000: Part 397: 1995paragraph 10(3)
BS 3690: Part 3: 1990paragraph 10(3)
BS 4483: 1998paragraph 2(4)
BS 4987: Part 1: 1993

1

2

AMD 8122

AMD 8400

paragraphs 9(1), 12(2), 13(2), 13(5), 14(2), 15
BS 4987: Part 2: 1993

1

2

AMD 8158

AMD 8361

paragraphs 9(1), 9(2), 11(3), 12(2), 12(4), 13(2), 13(5)
BS 6677: Part 1: 1986 (1997)paragraph 17(4)
BS 6677: Part 3: 1986paragraph 17(4)
BS 6717: Part 1: 1993paragraph 17(1)
BS 7533: Part 3: 1997paragraphs 2(1), 17(2), 17(4)

(g)for Table J there shall be substituted—

Table J

British Standards cited in Schedule 6

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 4987: Part 1: 1993

1

2

AMD 8122

AMD 8400

paragraph 2(2)(b)(ii)
BS 4987: Part 2: 1993

1

2

AMD 8158

AMD 8361

paragraph 2(2)(b)(ii)

(h)for Table K there shall be substituted—

Table K

British Standards cited in Schedule 7

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 594: Part 1: 19921AMD 8397paragraph 2(6)(a)
BS 594: Part 2: 19921AMD 8398paragraph 2(6)(a)
BS 882: 1992paragraph 2(13)
BS 1881: Part 101: 1983

1

2

AMD 6091

AMD 6728

paragraph 2(28)
BS 1881: Part 102: 1983

1

2

AMD 6090

AMD 6727

paragraph 2(28)
BS 1881: Part 108: 1983

1

2

AMD 6105

AMD 9074

paragraph 2(28)
BS 1881: Part 111: 1983

1

2

AMD 6102

AMD 9387

paragraph 2(28)
BS 1881: Part 112: 19831AMD 6100paragraph 2(28)
BS 1881: Part 116: 1983

1

2

AMD 6097

AMD 6720

paragraph 2(28)
BS 4483: 1998paragraph 5(21)
BS 4987: Part 1: 19931AMD 8122paragraph 2(5)
2AMD 8400
BS 4987: Part 2: 1993

1

2

AMD 8158

AMD 8361

paragraph 2(5)
BS 7263: Part 1: 1994paragraphs 2(10), 4(2), 4(8)(b), 4(9)(b)
BS 7533: Part 4: 1998paragraph 4(5)

(i)for Table L there shall be substituted—

Table L

Other Publications cited in Schedule 7

PublicationCitation
The Department of the Environment and the Department for Regional Development publication “Creating Places— achieving quality in residential developments and incorporating guidance on layout and access” published in 2000 by Corporate Document Services, 67 Newpark Industrial Estate, Caulside Drive, Antrim, BT41 2DU.paragraphs 4(6), 8

(j)after Table L there shall be added—

Table M

British Standards cited in Schedule 8

PublicationAmendmentCitation
Serial NoReference No or date
BS 729: 1971 (1994)paragraph 4(3)(d)
BS 1361: 1971 (1986)

1

2

3

AMD 4171

AMD 4795

AMD 6692

paragraph 4(6)(a) and Figures 1 and 2
BS 1362: 1973 (1992)

1

2

AMD 4573

AMD 6691

Figures 1 and 2
BS 4553-1: 1998paragraph 4(10)(a)
BS 4800: 1989 (1994)paragraph 4(15)(j)
BS 4987: Part 1: 1993

1

2

AMD 8122

AMD 8400

Figure 4
BS 5328: Part 1: 1997Figure 5
BS 5489: Part 1: 19921AMD 9010paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 2: 1992paragraphs 1(1), 1(2), 4(2) (a), 4(2)(l)
BS 5489: Part 3: 1992

1

2

AMD 9011

AMD 9674

paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a), 4(2)(l)
BS 5489: Part 4: 19921AMD 9012paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 5: 1992paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 6: 1992paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 7: 19921AMD 9013paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489-8: 1998paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 9: 1996paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5489: Part 10: 19921AMD 9014paragraphs 1(1), 4(2)(a)
BS 5649: Part 2: 1978 (1997)1AMD 3136paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 3: 1982 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 4: 1982 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 5: 1982 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 6: 1982 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 7: 1985 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS 5649: Part 8: 1982 (1997)paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i), 4(3)(j)
BS 5972: 1980

1

2

AMD 4094

AMD 4486

paragraph 4(8)(a), 4(8)(c)
BS 6004: 1995paragraph 4(11)
BS 6346: 1997paragraph 4(10)(b), 4(10)(c)
BS 6746: 19901AMD 6938paragraph 4(10)(a)
BS 7654: 1997paragraph 4(9)
BS 7671: 1992

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2

AMD 8536

AMD 9781

paragraphs 2(5), 8(1)(b), 8(5) and Figure 2
BS EN 40-1: 1992paragraph 4(3)(a), 4(3)(i)
BS EN 60192: 19931AMD 8718paragraph 4(4)(b)
BS EN 60269-1: 1994 (1992)

1

2

AMD 6448

AMD 8310

Table C and Figures 1 and 2
BS EN 60529: 19921AMD 7643paragraph 4(2)(e)
BS EN 60598-2-3: 1994

1

2

AMD 9337

AMD 9685

paragraph 4(2)(a)
BS EN 60662: 1993

1

2

3

4

5

6

AMD 8348

AMD 8457

AMD 8571

AMD 9150

AMD 9777

AMD 9934

paragraph 4(4)(a)
BS EN 60922: 1997paragraph 4(2)(c)
BS EN 60923: 1996paragraph 4(2)(c)
BS EN 60947-3: 1992

1

2

3

AMD 7854

AMD 9079

AMD 9817

paragraph 4(6)(d)
BS EN 60947-4-1: 1992

1

2

3

4

5

AMD 7337

AMD 7702

AMD 7849

AMD 8753

AMD 9816

paragraph 4(7)(a)
BS EN 61048: 19931AMD 9153paragraph 4(2)(b)
BS EN ISO 9002: 1994paragraph 4(3)(b)

Table N

Other Publications cited in Schedule 8

PublicationCitation
The Department of the Environment and the Department for Regional Development publication “Creating Places—achieving quality in residential developments and incorporating guidance on layout and access” published in 2000 by Corporate Document Services, 67 Newpark Industrial Estate, Caulside Drive, Antrim, BT41 2DU.Table A, paragraph 2(4)(a), 2(4)(b)
Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland Manual of Contract Documents Volume 1 Specification for Highway Works, Series 1900 Protection of Steelwork against Corrosion Published by The Stationery Officeparagraph 4(15)(j)

(13) For Schedule 2 (detailed requirements for goods and materials to be used in construction of streets) there shall be substituted—

Regulation 4

SCHEDULE 2Detailed Requirements for Goods and Materials to be used in Construction of Streets

Goods and MaterialsSpecification

1.  Aggregates

(1) for concrete

To BS 882: 1992.

(2) for bituminous materials

Sound clean hard crushed rock graded to BS 4987: Part 1: 1993.

2.  Building sand

To BS 1200: 1976 (1996) Table 1.

3.  Bricks

(1) Clay

Well fired solid common brick or ordinary quality to BS 3921: 1985 (1995).

(2) Concrete

To BS 6073: Part 1: 1981

(3) Sand Lime

To BS 187: 1978

(4) Engineering

To BS 3921: 1985 (1995) Table 4 Class B.

4.  Bitumen

Straight run or cut back petroleum bitumen in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 5 paragraph 15.

5.  Bitumen macadam

(1) Carriageway and shared surface basecourse

20mm dense graded basecourse to BS 4987: Part 1: 1993 supplemented by the requirements of paragraph 12 of Schedule 5 and paragraph 2(2)(b) of Schedule 6 respectively.

(2) Carriageway and shared surface wearing course

10mm or 14mm size close graded wearing course macadam to BS 4987: Part 1: 1993 supplemented by the requirements of paragraph 13 of Schedule 5 and paragraph 2(2)(b) of Schedule 6 respectively.

(3) Footway basecourse

20mm size dense basecourse in accordance with BS 4987: Part 1: 1993 subject to the requirements of paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 7.

(4) Footway wearing course

6mm size medium graded wearing course in accordance with BS 4987: Part 1: 1993 subject to the requirements of paragraph 2(6) of Schedule 7.

6.  Asphalt

(1) Carriageway and shared surface basecourse

60 per cent coarse aggregate hot rolled asphalt to BS 594: Part 1: 1992 Table 2; Column 2/4, Binder to Table 1, Binder Numbers 3 or 5; supplemented by the requirements of paragraph 12 of Schedule 5.

(2) Carriageway and shared surface wearing course

30 per cent coarse aggregate hot rolled asphalt to BS 594: Part 1: 1992 Table 6, Column 6/4, Schedule 1B; Binder to Table 1, Binder Numbers 3 or 5; supplemented by the requirements of paragraph 13 of Schedule 5 and paragraph 2(2)(b) of Schedule 6 respectively.

(3) Footway or footpath wearing course

15 per cent coarse aggregate hot rolled asphalt to BS 594: Part 1: 1992
Table 6, Column 6/2, Schedule 1B; Binder to Table 1, Binder Numbers 3 or 5; supplemented by the requirements of paragraph 2(6) of Schedule 7.

7.  Cement

Ordinary or rapid hardening Portland to BS 12: 1996.

8.  Cement mortar

(1) general use

1 part by volume of cement to 5 of building sand.

(2) for jointing pipes

1 part by volume of cement to 1 of building sand.

(3) for jointing kerbs

1 part by volume of cement to 3 of building sand.

9.  Lime mortar

1 part by volume of hydrated lime to 2½ parts of building sand.

10.  Kerbs and edgings

(1) Concrete kerbs

Hydraulically compressed to BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type HB 2 of Figure 2 (150mm x 125mm Type BN of Figure 2 in shared surfaces).

(2) Concrete edgings

Hydraulically compressed to BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type ER or EF of Figure 4.

11.  Concrete flags

Hydraulically compressed to BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type E70.

12.  Pipes

(1) Concrete

To BS 5911: Part 100: 1988

(2) Concrete prestressed

To BS 5911: Part 103: 1994

(3) Concrete perforated

To BS 5911: Part 110: 1992
With holes not greater than 10mm or less than 3mm; the total areas of holes shall be not less than 1,000mm2 per m length of pipe.

(4) Concrete porous

To BS 5911: Part 114: 1992.

(5) Clay

To BS 65: 1991 (1997).

(6) UPVC

To BS 5481: 1977 (1998) or BS 4660: 1989 (1998).

(7) Asbestos cement

To BS EN 588-1: 1997.

13.  Gullies, gully gratings and frames

(1) Concrete gullies

Shall have an internal diameter of 375mm and conform to BS 5911: Part 230: 1994.

(2) Cast iron gullies

To the requirements of paragraph 7 of Schedule 4.

(3) Gully gratings and frames

Cast iron to BS EN 124: 1994. Para 4 BS Ref Class C250 or D400. The metal used for the manufacture of castings to be as described in Para 6.1.1 of BS EN 124: 1994.

14.  Precast concrete manholes

To BS 5911: Part 2: 1982.

15.  Manhole covers and frames

Grade D400 and test load 400 KN. BS EN 124: 1994.

16.  Step irons

To BS 1247: Part 2: 1990 and the requirements of paragraph 6(10) of Schedule 4.

17.  Water

Mains supply, otherwise to BS 3148: 1980.

18.  Sub-base and roadbase

Shall be hard sound uniformly graded crushed rock, reasonably cubical in shape and free of soil, slate, vegetable or other injurious matter and graded in accordance with the requirements of paragraphs 7 and 8 of Schedule 5.

19.  Concrete grade C30/20

To BS 5328: Parts 1 and 2: 1997 and Parts 3 and 4: 1990 20mm nominal size aggregate with 275 kg per m3 minimum cement content and medium workability.

20.  Concrete grade C20/40

To BS 5328: Parts 1 and 2: 1997 and Parts 3 and 4: 1990 40mm nominal size aggregate with 190 kg per m3 minimum cement content and medium workability.

21.  Concrete grade C20/20

To BS 5328: Parts 1 and 2: 1997 and Parts 3 and 4: 1990 20mm nominal size aggregate with 220kg per m3 minimum cement content and medium workability.

22.  Concrete grade C7.5/40

To BS 5328: Parts 1 and 2: 1997 and Parts 3 and 4: 1990 40mm nominal size aggregate with 200kg per m3 minimum cement content and medium workability.

23.  Grass seed

Each 100kg of grass seed shall consist of—

  • 60kg of red fescue S59

  • 20kg of smooth stalked meadow grass

  • 15kg of crested dogstail

  • 5kg of white clover.

24.  Mild steel reinforcing

To BS 4482: 1985.

25.  Waterproof membrane

To BS 1521: 1972 (1994) Class B. IF.

26.  Steel fabric reinforcement

To BS 4483: 1998 and the requirements of paragraph 2(1) and (4) of Schedule 5.

27.  Ready-mixed concrete

To BS 5328: Parts 1 and 2: 1997 and Parts 3 and 4: 1990.

28.  Block paving

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 17 of Schedule 5.

29.  Blinding

Shall be crushed rock of 19mm maximum size which is capable of filling the intricacies of the top layer of roadbase stone and being compacted to form a dense surface.

30.  Luminaires

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 8.

31.  Lighting columns, doors and bracket arms

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 8.

32.  Lamps

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 8.

33.  Electrical switch gear

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 8.

34.  Electrical switch fuses and fuse switches

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(6) of Schedule 8.

35.  Contactors

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(7) of Schedule 8.

36.  PECUs

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(8) of Schedule 8.

37.  Cut-outs

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(9) of Schedule 8.

38.  Electrical cable

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(10) and (11) of Schedule 8.

39.  Cable ducting

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(12) of Schedule 8.

40.  Cable marker tape

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(13) of Schedule 8.

41.  Cable jointing kits

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(14) of Schedule 8.

42.  Control pillars

Shall be in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 4(15) of Schedule 8.

(14) In Schedule 3 (detailed requirements— setting out of street, site clearance, earthworks, preparation of sub-grade)—

(a)in paragraph 1(2) after “drains,” there shall be inserted “street lighting cable tracks, column and pillar positions,”; and

(b)in paragraph 3(2) after the word “to” there shall be inserted “such” and after the word “as” there shall be inserted “are”.

(15) In Schedule 4 (detailed requirements— drainage)—

(a)in paragraph 1(4) for the words “BS 8005: Part O: 1987 and BS 8005: Part 1: 1987” there shall be substituted “BS EN 752-1: 1996, BS EN 752-2: 1997 and BS EN 752-3: 1997”;

(b)in paragraph 3(4) after the word “jointed” there shall be inserted “and bedded”;

(c)in paragraph 3(4) for Table B there shall be substituted the following table—

Table B

Type of pipe (not exceedingJoint type 600mm diameter)Bedding class
Concrete to BS 5911: Part 100: 1988. Standard pipes for diameter not exceeding 300mm: Class M pipe or Class H pipe for diameter greater than 300mmFlexible spigot and socket joints as described in BS 5911: Part 100: 1988B
Prestressed concrete pipes to BS 5911: Part 103: 1994Flexible spigot and socket or rebated joints as described in BS 5911: Part 103: 1994B
British Standard clay pipes to BS 65: 1991 (1997). Extra strength pipes to be used in all casesType 1 sockets with flexible joints as described in BS 65: 1991 (1997)B
UPVC pipes to BS 5481: 1977 (1998) or BS 4660: 1989 (1998) Perforated concrete pipes to BS 5911: Part 110: 1992As described in BS 5481: 1977 (1998) or BS 4660: 1989 (1998) Rebated joints as described in BS 5911: Part 110: 1992E A
Porous concrete pipes to BS 5911: Part 114: 1992Ogee or rebated joints as described in BS 5911: Part 114: 1992A

(d)in paragraph 6(4)(a) for the words “BS 5911: Part 200: 1989” there shall be substituted “BS 5911: Part 200: 1994”;

(e)in paragraph 6(4)(a) for Table D there shall be substituted the following table—

Table D

Dimension for Precast Concrete Chambers
Diameter of Pipe in mmDepth of Chamber in mInternal Diameter of Chamber in mm
150up to 3.11200
225up to 3.21200
300up to 3.2751200
375up to 3.351200
450up to 3.751350
525up to 3.8251350
600up to 3.91350
675up to 4.01350
750up to 4.0751500
825up to 4.151500
900up to 4.2251800

(f)for paragraph 6(11)(f) there shall be substituted—

  • the rungs shall be equally spaced at centres of between 250mm and 300mm and fixed to the stringers in accordance with BS 4211: 1994.;

(g)in paragraph 6(13) for the words “BS 497: Part 1: 1976 Type MA60” there shall be substituted “BS EN 124: 1994 Class D 400”;

(h)in paragraph 6(16) for the words “BS 497: Part 1: 1976 Type MB 2-60” there shall be substituted “BS EN 124: 1994 Class B 125”;

(i)for paragraph 7(3) there shall be substituted—

(3) Carriageway, including shared surface, gullies shall be circular 375mm internal diameter in accordance with BS 5911: Part 230: 1994.; and

(j)in paragraph 7(5) for the words “in Table 3 of BS 5911: Part 200: 1989” there shall be substituted “in accordance with BS 5911: Part 230: 1994”.

(16) In Schedule 5 (detailed requirements — carriageways)—

(a)in paragraph 2(1) in Table B for the words “BS 6717: Part 3: 1989” there shall be substituted “BS 7533: Part 3: 1997”;

(b)in paragraph 2(4) for the words “BS 4483: 1985” there shall be substituted “BS 4483: 1998”;

(c)after paragraph 7(8) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(9) Where the sub-base is to be constructed of material used to provide protection to the formation from construction traffic in accordance with paragraph 6(5) the top layers of the material shall be removed to provide the depth required by Table A, B or C as appropriate and the material re-compacted in accordance with the requirements of Table E.;

(d)in paragraph 9(1) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(e)in paragraph 9(2) for the words “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be substituted “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(f)for paragraph 10(3) there shall be substituted—

(3) The testing of bituminous materials shall be carried out by an approved laboratory as laid down in BS 598: Part 101: 1987; Part 102: 1996; Part 104: 1989 (1996); Part 105: 1990; Part 107: 1990 (1996); Part 108: 1990 and Part 109: 1990; BS 812: Part 102: 1989; BS 812: Part 103: Section 103-1: 1985; BS 812: Part 103: Section 103-2: 1989; BS 812: Part 105: Section 105-1: 1989; BS 812: Part 105: Section 105-2: 1990; BS 812: Part 106: 1985 and BS 882: 1992; BS 812: Part 2: 1995; Part 101: 1984; Part 103: 1985; Part 111: 1990 and Section 105-1: 1989; BS 2000: Part 397: 1995; BS 3690: Part 3: 1990; and copies of the certified results of the tests shall be given to the Department.;

(g)in paragraph 10(6) for the words “BS 598: Part 100: 1987” there shall be substituted “BS 598: Part 100: 1987 (1996)”;

(h)in paragraph 11(3) for the words “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be substituted “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(i)in paragraph 12(2) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(j)in paragraph 12(4) for the words “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be substituted “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(k)in paragraph 13(2) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(l)in paragraph 13(5) for the words “BS 4987; Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(m)in paragraph 14(2) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” there shall be substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993”;

(n)in paragraph 15 for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” there shall be substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993”;

(o)in paragraph 17(1) for the words “BS 6717: Part 1: 1986” there shall be substituted “BS 6717: Part 1: 1993”;

(p)in paragraph 17(2) for the words “BS 6717: Part 3: 1989” there shall be substituted “BS 7533: Part 3: 1997”;

(q)in paragraph 17(4) for the words “BS 6677: Part 1: 1986” there shall be substituted “BS 6677: Part 1: 1986 (1997)”; and

(r)in paragraph 17(4) after the words “BS 6677: Part 3: 1986” there shall be inserted “and BS 7533: Part 3: 1997”.

(17) In Schedule 6 (detailed requirements — shared surfaces) in paragraph 2(2)(b)(ii) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”.

(18) In Schedule 7 (detailed requirements— footways, footpaths, footway crossings, kerbs, steps and stepped ramps, cycle tracks, verges and service strips)—

(a)in paragraph 2(5) for the words “BS 4987: Part 1: 1988” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1988” there shall be respectively substituted “BS 4987: Part 1: 1993” and “BS 4987: Part 2: 1993”;

(b)in paragraph 2(6) for the words “Subject to sub-paragraph (7) the wearing” there shall be substituted “Wearing”;

(c)in paragraph 2(6)(a) for the words “laid to give a compacted depth of 25 mm” there shall be substituted “transported, laid and compacted in accordance with BS 594: Part 2: 1992 to give a compacted depth of 25 mm”;

(d)paragraph 2(7) shall be deleted;

(e)in paragraph 2(10) for the words “BS 7263: Part 1: 1990” there shall be substituted “BS 7263: Part 1: 1994”;

(f)for paragraph 4(2) there shall be substituted—

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (6) kerbs shall be laid to provide a 125mm (40mm in shared surfaces) kerb face and shall be 255mm by 125mm hydraulically compressed concrete to BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type HB2 of Figure 2 (150mm x 125mm Type BN of Figure 2 in shared surfaces) set on a grade C7.5/40 cast in-situ concrete bed 400 mm wide by 150 mm deep and backed with grade C7.5/40 concrete.;

(g)for paragraph 4(5) there shall be substituted—

(5) Joints shall be between 5mm and 7mm wide and filled with cement mortar in accordance with BS 7533: Part 4: 1998.;

(h)in paragraph 4(6) for the words “Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland publication “Layout of Housing Roads Design Guide” 1988” there shall be substituted “Department of the Environment and the Department for Regional Development publication Creating Places—achieving quality in residential developments and incorporating guidance on layout and access” published in 2000.

(i)in paragraph 4(8)(b) for the words “BS 7263: Part 1: 1990 Type ER or Type EF of Figure 1” there shall be substituted “BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type ER or Type EF of Figure 4”;

(j)in paragraph 4(9)(b) for the words “BS 7263: Part 1: 1990 Type HB2 of Figure 1” there shall be substituted “BS 7263: Part 1: 1994 Type HB 2 of Figure 2”;

(k)in paragraph 5(21) for the words “BS 4483: 1985” there shall be substituted “BS 4483”; and

(l)for paragraph 8 there shall be substituted—

8.  Service strips shall be in accordance with the Department of the Environment and the Department for Regional Development publication “Creating Places—achieving quality in residential developments and incorporating guidance on layout and access” published in 2000.

(19) After Schedule 7 there shall be added the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 21st February 2001.

L.S.

J. Carlisle

A senior officer of the

Department for Regional Development

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