1. lean-to form

    That part of a building subservient in size to a larger, principal building form. Lean-to forms are typically attached (structurally), often with a roof pitch shallower than the main building form, and sloping away from the main building.

  2. legibility

    This term refers to the ability of people who are unfamiliar with an area to be able to find their way. Legibility instils a sense of confidence in users of public space and can be achieved though the identification of designated pedestrian routes through the use of signage, lighting and suitable landscaping.

  3. living roof or wall

    A roof or wall with vegetative cover that requires soil or other growing matter. In the case of a living wall, irrigation systems must be carefully considered.

  4. local board plans

    Each local board prepares a local board plan for the purposes of informing the development of the Long Term Plan and local board agreements and area spatial plans. Local board plans describe the local community’s aspirations, preferences and priorities for the next three years and beyond; they include proposed projects, programmes and service levels.

  5. locally manufactured material

    Building materials manufactured locally, the use of which reduces the environmental impacts resulting from their transportation and support the local economy. Typically, the material or product must be manufactured within 500 miles of the project.

  6. low impact design

    The design of a place or buildings to have low environmental impact by managing, protecting and incorporating natural systems and natural components of the landscape (for example, stormwater management). Sometimes referred to as water sensitive design.