Critically analyse the existing and historical development patterns, including architectural detail, to determine whether there are appropriate cues or narratives for the new development (Whakapapa).
Ensure that the main bulk of the development is located to integrate with open spaces, views and outlook.
Maintain the amenity of existing developments. In some instances this can be achieved by using buffers (vegetation or fencing) between different sites.
Avoid long, monotonous terraced blocks as these can have a negative impact on the attractiveness of an area and lead to unused, unloved locations within a city.