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DCAN 8: Housing in Existing Urban Areas
Structure of Advice Note

1.4 The Advice Note is divided into five parts:
  • Part 1 outlines the purpose of the guidance and sets the overall context in relation to national trends.
  • Part 2 deals with the policy context, focusing on the Regional Development Strategy and Planning Policy Statements, together with related supplementary planning guidance.
  • Part 3 sets out a design-led approach to housing within existing urban areas and includes the strategic and detailed design principles which need to be taken into account.
  • Part 4 focuses on new housing development in established residential areas, and highlights the importance of maintaining environmental quality, appreciating the context, and building on local character.
  • Part 5 considers the different types of new residential development which can take place within existing urban areas.
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