- Building separation distances both onsite and between adjacent sites are optimised based on the scale and arrangement of the terraced housing
- The building minimises the overshadowing of private or communal outdoor spaces of adjacent properties, including potential future properties or spaces
- Long lengths of terraced housing, including linear or courtyard formations, located perpendicular to the street are avoided
The distance between buildings is a key factor in the success of any development. For terraced housing the primary concern is the back-to-back distance, which influences a range of qualities including:
visual and acoustic privacy
the admittance of sunlight and daylight
microclimatic performance, especially shelter from wind
the provision of on-site open space behind buildings
support for planting.
This section addresses the issue of visual amenity across boundaries and for sloping topography.