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DCAN 8: Housing in Existing Urban Areas
Planning Policy Statement 1 - General Principles

2.8 The objectives of the Quality Initiative have been taken forward in the Department’s Planning Policy Statements.  PPS 1 emphasises the need for good design as a way of promoting sustainable development, and improving the quality of the existing environment, stressing that good design can secure continued acceptance of new development.
2.9 PPS 1 also recognises the importance of understanding the context when considering new proposals, and advocates an approach which makes positive use of the characteristics of the site’s surroundings.
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