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The quality of shared driveways or accessways is also important as they are the entrance and welcoming point in many housing developments. They may also determine how well residents and visitors of all ages and abilities can access the front door. Poorly designed spaces can have a significant impact on the value, safety and overall perception of the development.
This section includes guidance on how to design a safe and attractive driveway, shared accessway, or lane - in particular how to design pedestrian-friendly, slow-speed environments.
Design features for all developments should include:
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.