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Landscape around buildings should be designed to include green infrastructure such as tree planters, ponds, grass and lawn areas, green roofs and sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS).
The green space that is incorporated in the landscape around buildings in urban areas can provide a number of benefits:
Greenspace quality – a guide to assessment, planning and strategic development (PDF-403K) provides practical guidance to assist developers and housing associations in improving the quality of greenspace in residential areas to create better neighbourhoods and more sustainable places.
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