Planning Policy Statement 3 - Housing - Published

"Achieving high quality housing

12. Good design is fundamental to the development of high quality new housing, which contributes to the creation of sustainable, mixed communities.

13. Reflecting policy in PPS1, good design should contribute positively to making places better for people. Design which is inappropriate in its context, or which fails to take the opportunities available for improving the character and quality of an area and the way it functions, should not be accepted.

 http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/pps3housing