Commercial and non-residential buildings
Scale and Form
The scale and form of new buildings must reflect that of the surrounding site context. Generally, the larger the building, the more attention needs to be paid to the form and massing to lessen its impact on the surroundings, and allow daylight and sunlight into 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 spaces and buildings that would otherwise be in shade. Most large scale industrial buildings tend to appear non-descript and therefore careful thought is needed in relation to the form, profile and external appearance to create interesting buildings and improve Recognising the distinctiveness of individual locations in plans, policies and proposals, and responding accordingly. More.