5.1 Public Realm Design Guidelines
Part 5 presents more specific guidance for particular issues of
the public realm. It identifies design objectives and design guidelines
with recommendations for their application. The aim of the guidelines
is to lay down the ground rules for skilled interpretation by designers.
The details illustrated are typical of appropriate practice and
express standards to which Sheffield aspires.
The physical elements of the streetscape – paving, trees, street
furniture, lighting, signing – the comfort and convenience of people,
the effects of climate and the provision of facilities are all of
fundamental importance and have been considered in developing these
guidelines. The statutory responsibilities and operational objectives
of the public authorities have also been a major factor in preparing
The management and maintenance of the city centre environment is
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