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Last edited 30 May 2017
According to the Planning (Subterranean Development) Bill [HL] 2015-16, Terraced houses are defined as ‘‘a row of adjoining buildings where each building has a wall built at the line of juncture between itself and the adjoining property which provides structural support to itself and a building on the adjoining property."
The English Housing Survey Housing Stock Report, 2014-15, prepared by the Department of Communities and Local Government, categorises terraced houses as:
 Small terraced house
A house with a total floor area of less than 70m2 forming part of a block where at least one house is attached to two or more other houses. The total floor area is measured using the original EHS (English Housing Survey) definition of usable floor area, used in EHS reports up to and including the 2012 reports. That definition tends to yield a smaller floor area compared with the definition that is aligned with the Nationally Described Space Standard and used on the EHS since 2013. As a result of the difference between the two definitions, some small terraced houses are reported in the 2014 Housing Stock Report as having more than 70m².
 Medium/large terraced house
A house with a total floor area of 70m2 or more forming part of a block where at least one house is attached to two or more other houses. The total floor area is measured using the original EHS definition of useable floor area which tends to yield a small floor area compared with the definition used on the EHS since 2013.
 End terraced house
A house attached to one other house only in a block where at least one house is attached to two or more other houses.
 Mid terraced house
A house attached to two other houses in a block.
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