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The treatment of parking within a terraced housing development has a significant impact on the usability of the site and the look and feel of streets. Therefore, parking should be one of the first issues considered in the design process.

Parking and access need to be integrated into the design of a development to ensure they have a good relationship with the street and are functional, attractive and safe.

Parking also has a significant impact on ​the feasibility of a development. It needs to be carefully considered to ensure that the need for parking is balanced with the requirement for open space and the safety of residents and their neighbours.

This section provides detailed design guidance on vehicle and pedestrian access, as well as car parking, and suggests a range of parking options for terraced housing.​

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