16.1 Introduction


The quality of our built environment is dependent not only on building design and street layout, but also on smaller elements that can make an important contribution. For example, standards for landscaping, residential density, street furniture, specialist land-uses, and car parking standards can all play an important role in ensuring successful and sustainable new developments.

Development proposals will be assessed both in terms of how they contribute to the achievement of the core strategy and related objectives, and also having regard to both qualitative and quantitative standards as set out in this section. Qualitative standards include design, layout, mix of new buildings and landscaping, whilst quantitative standards include density, plot ratio, site coverage, access, and roads standards. The standards are relevant to plans, projects, and development management assessments.