This addition to the Essex Design Guide intended to address the complexities of the urban agenda and increasing pressure for higher density development and the need to integrate this with existing communities. It was launched in 2005 in order to respond to the Labour governmentÕs Sustainable Communities Plan and the Urban Renaissance agenda which saw a commitment to increased densities, the use of brownfield land an emphasis on urban living.

http://www.essex.gov.uk/Environment%20Planning/Planning/Transport-planning/Infomation-for-developers/Documents/ecc_urbanplacesupplement.pdf