Commercial and non-residential buildings
All developments need to draw inspiration from The context includes the immediate surroundings of the site, the neighbourhood in which it sits and the wider setting. The context may include the physical surroundings of topography, movement patterns and infrastructure, built form and uses. An understanding of the context, history and character of an area must influence the siting and design of new development. More in which the site sits, whether that is an industrial park or a town centre.
New developments in town centres should enhance the townscape and protect the setting of existing heritage assets. Whilst large industrial, civic and commercial buildings can have significant footprints, making it more challenging to deliver a context appropriate scheme, they nevertheless need to maximise opportunities to fit with the existing The pattern of the arrangement of street blocks, plots and their buildings in a settlement. The degree to which an area’s pattern of blocks and plot subdivisions is respectively small and frequent (fine grain), or large and infrequent (coarse grain). Urban grain is a key component of defining the character of a place. More, protect existing views, and create attractive streets and spaces.