This section applies to the design of structures, grassed areas and street plantings within the Road Zone.
The streetscape is the backbone of a high-quality urban environment. The standard and appearance of street trees, plantings, paving, walls, fences, seats and other structures play an important role in establishing the identity, quality, safety, amenity, visual interest and ecological contribution of a development.
As housing densities and/or commercial/industrial development increases there is more reliance on the streetscape to provide public open space and amenity which also contributes to the natural environment, therefore the quality and design of the street is very important in the overall context of development.
In a rural environment the landscape elements are primarily located in private space alongside the road or the public space tends toward a more natural character and low key environment. The rural character shall be reflected through the simplicity of the design and a less structured approach.
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