- The building provides a good level of amenity for building occupants in terms of sun access, daylight, natural ventilation and privacy
- Earthworks on sloping sites are minimised by using the most appropriate building depth and orientation
Building depth refers to the floorplate dimension from the front to the back of the building (as opposed to frontage width).
Building depth will also respond to the geometry and topography of the site. On steeply sloping sites, for example, a shallow floorplate running parallel to contours should be considered.