- The design of the frontage of the site responds to the context of the wider street.
In order to maintain the character of a street, the setback of the house and design of the front and side yards should relate to the street and surrounding properties.
The fundamental principle is to identify and respond positively to aspects of the streetscape that are valued, and improve any aspects that are not.
In well-established areas where large change is unlikely, the building setback should be similar to that of existing houses. In areas where large-scale change is likely to happen, it may be more appropriate to place houses closer to the street.