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Last edited 19 Jul 2017
The term 'principal elevation' typically refers to the front elevation of a dwellinghouse. The front elevation of most dwellinghouses faces a road. However, where it is not obvious which elevation is the principal elevation, other factors may be considered, including:
- The position of the main door.
- The position of windows.
- The relationship to the road.
- Boundary treatments.
There can only be one principal elevation.
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