Last edited 03 Sep 2020

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Close proximity

For the purposes of the Home Quality Mark, ‘close proximity’ in relation to sustainable transport means:

Within 50m of the home's entrance (communal entrance of the building for an apartment block), or alternatively no further from the home's entrance (communal entrance of the building for an apartment block) when compared to the nearest car parking space. This should be measured via the available pedestrian route and not ‘as the crow flies’.

However, in relation to recreational space, close proximity is defined as a location no more than 100m from the main entrance to the home (communal entrance of the building for an apartment block) via a safe pedestrian route.

For more information see: Safe pedestrian route.

--BRE Group

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