Manual for Streets Workshop: Crewe

Organiser: Places Matter!
Location: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Manual for Streets, published by the Department for Transport, gives advice for the design of residential streets in England and Wales. It represents a strong Government and Welsh Assembly commitment to the creation of sustainable and inclusive public spaces.

There is a need to transform the quality of residential streets, and this requires a new approach to their provision. The Manual is aimed at any organisation or discipline with an interest in residential streets, ranging from access officers to the emergency services. The importance of joint working among practitioners is a key feature of the Manual.

This workshop will give an overview of the Manual for Streets and outline the principles of successful street design. Each workshop focuses on a local and relevant case study site, providing hands-on guidance and expertise.

Please note: when we first advertised these events we were in the midst of negotiations with our primary funder, the NWDA, over our budget settlement for 20010/11. This has now been agreed and we are in a position where we are able to offer these places without a charge as we originally intended. Previously all training provided through Places Matter! has been without charge to the user and we are delighted that we are able to continue to support good design through our training and other programmes.


9.00 Registration

9.30 Background to Manual for Streets

10.10 Break for refreshments

10.30 Site visits

11.45 Debrief

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Introduction to afternoon activities

13.15 Group workshops on particular sites

14.30 Group feedback

15.15 Discussion of schemes and the day

16.30 Close

This workshop is one of a series of workshops taking place in different locations across the Northwest during Autumn/Winter 2010. For more information about the dates and locations of the other workshops

For more information about Manual for Streets see