The privacy of the external space of one dwelling should not be impaired by the location and design of other dwellings in the housing group.
Careful consideration should be given to the location, design and screening of:
- an upstairs balcony or significant windows in relation to ground level courtyards, and
- an upstairs balcony or significant windows in relation to other upstairs apartments or balconies.
For example, too close and direct a view is unacceptable.
When designing to prevent overlooking, it is not acceptable to enclose balconies or screen windows to such an extent that there is little aspect from the apartment’s main living space.
Equally, residents using shared spaces within the development (such as paths or car parks) should not unreasonably diminish the level of privacy of ground floor dwellings.
- private space needs to be reasonably private.