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DCAN 8: Housing in Existing Urban Areas
2.0 Policy Context

2.1 This DCAN is one of a series of publications concernedwith improving the quality of new housing developmentas a key part of the Quality Initiative. This policy initiativewas introduced in 1996 with the aim of raising awarenessof the importance of good design and quality in the builtenvironment. It requires that the Department should aimto secure a higher quality of layout and landscaping fornew residential development.
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