The first step in developing a terraced house is site design. Existing site conditions such as ecology and topography can significantly impact on how your site is developed. It is important that the layout of the elements that comprise the development are considered at the same time as the elements themselves.
A helpful tool to assist with your site layout is a Design Statement
. This is a method for assessing the existing context of the site and showing how your proposed design responds to it. The statement should cover sufficient information to inform the site and concept design.