Avoid significant and visually jarring contrast in scale between the proposed terraced building and adjacent buildings / sites. Consider set backs, steps in faç
ades or additive forms where necessary.
Subdivide the overall mass of a terraced block into a rhythm of grouped elements to avoid, or break up, overly large forms.
Break up the building length of terraced housing blocks by emphasising vertical elements or proportions, stepping (setting forward or back) parts of the building or varying the materials in a vertical manner.
The design of larger terraced blocks should maximize access to daylight and sunlight –for internal spaces, outdoor spaces and for the adjacent street(s).
Balconies have the potential to enhance its overall design. They must be designed to ensure the user will have a good level of privacy and to provide functional space. Cheap balustrade treatments should be avoided.
Typically larger terraced blocks become memorable features in their environments. These visually conspicuous developments should be designed to a high architectural standard.