- All habitable rooms have a good level of privacy in relation to the street, public spaces and neighboring properties
- The arrangement of terraced housing enhances privacy for the residents and neighbours
- The views from principal rooms and private open space are maximised without compromising visual privacy
The home is a private setting and should be a place of retreat while also providing the opportunity to look out onto surrounding open space.
The immediate proximity of individual houses within a terraced housing development requires greater focus on achieving visual and acoustic privacy, and access to light and outlook in the design.
The occupants of any developments on neighbouring sites or adjacent terraced houses should be considered. It is important that individual desires for privacy are balanced with potentially conflicting communal desires for safety and security through natural surveillance.