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​The perceived quality of a terraced housing development is strongly influenced by the design of the approach, or transition, between the public street and private building. This includes everything from the front of the building forwards.​

A well-designed approach can enhance the safety of users, reduce management costs and create long-term success. It also positively contributes to the look and feel of an area. 

This section provides advice on the elements of terraced housing and site design that contribute to creating a successful street, including:
  • an interface to a public street
  • boundary treatments to edges
  • safety, activity and overlooking
  • shared driveways or accessways
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