This analysis should identify the predominant built character of the wider neighbourhood.
This should include consideration of:
- Are there any cues for new development from the existing and historical development patterns, architectural character, appearance and heritage?
Where the site has a centres zoning, the Design Statement should demonstrate the following:
- What degree of enclosure does the street exhibit (relationship of building height/storeys to street width)?
- Is the public realm activated by existing development, including consideration of the established patterns of use; the site’s position in the hierarchy of pedestrian activity; the grain of development etc?
- Are there any significant landmarks or gateways, where are these located and how are they presented / realised (more important if these are located on or adjacent to the subject site)?