Balconies and Terraces
Access to Private outdoor space accessible by an individual dwelling unit, in the form of gardens, balconies, roof terraces. More is important for the health and wellbeing of residents, therefore all apartments should be provided with Private outdoor space accessible by an individual dwelling unit, in the form of gardens, balconies, roof terraces. More, whether it be a garden, balcony or terrace.
Terraces and balconies can add interest to building elevations, but they should always be integral to the design of the building, not compromise the privacy of existing neighbours and seek to maximise privacy for new neighbours. “bolt-on” balconies will not normally be supported.
Sensitively designed roof gardens can provide welcome additional private and communal The desirable or useful features of a building or place which support its ongoing use and enjoyment by building occupants, residents, visitors, workers etc. It is usually understood to mean visual and aural amenity. Factors relevant to amenity include the general characteristics of the locality (including the presence of any feature of historic, architectural, cultural or similar interest), daylight, sunlight, outlook, privacy, air quality, effects of wind, odour, noise and vibration. Amenity should be preserved, so potential impacts need to be assessed and managed. More space. However, for accessibility reasons, where provided as a communal garden they should generally only be provided in addition to a garden at ground level, and not as a substitute.
Features of apartment balconies and terraces
- Private balconies for each apartment
- Gardens for ground floor apartments
- Communal courtyard spaces with allotments and play areas
- Shared deck terrace spaces
- Small front garden for ground floor apartments