Improving key and strategic infrastructure whilst promoting a safe, enhanced and sustainable environment for Wales.

CSS Wales works across Wales to ensure local government projects and initiatives are cost effective, delivered efficiently and to a high standard. Here are some examples of the work we do.


Common Standards Guide

The Common Standards Guide has been produced by Welsh Local Authorities and other key stakeholders including the Home Building Federations to assist and bring consistency to enable highway agreements to be successfully completed allowing the adoption of roads serving new developments. The focus is very much on the constructional standards and specifications.

All current and relevant legislation and guidance must have been considered and appropriately complied with during the design and planning process. The aim of this document is to have a set of Common Standards in line with all of the associated separate legislation and guidance, but this is a work in progress. These common standards are a live document and are under review to more fully align to current, new and forthcoming guidance. While this review is taking place, the guidance should also be interpreted alongside:

Specifically, the current version of the guidance was published before Planning Policy Wales - Edition 11 and Llwybr Newydd

As this guidance is under review, please refer back to this website regularly to check for any amendments.

City centre regeneration

The improvement of transport links to encourage walking and cycling, help boost local businesses and attract more investment.

Bridge reconfiguration

An urban route re-development to improve a key gateway entrance to the city.

Park and ride development

Park and ride facilities with dedicated express routes to improve public transport links, traffic congestion and pollution levels in the local area.