Quality of place

The attractiveness of our cities, villages and countryside largely depends on the coherence of buildings, use of color and materials, the presence of plants and / or water and the relative amount of each  component. Requirements concerning spatial quality are laid down in urban quality plans and supplementary planning guidance notes on design in urban areas together with environmental integration plans and supplementary planning guidance notes on conservation in the countryside. It is possible that the council demands a proper integration of development sites in the surrounding landscape or a quality plan for new buildings and other constructions. By attaching this to the planning application the spatial quality of the site is made legally binding.*

*Please note this applies to the planning laws in the Netherlands.