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New buildings work best if they integrate well with surroundings and protect or enhance the built and natural features around them. Therefore, new buildings should be designed to suit the characteristics of the specific site.
Site design is critical to the success of a house; too often this process is overlooked, or carried out separately to the design of the building. This section looks at how to work with the existing conditions of the site to get the best outcome.
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
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The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.