Design Council (formerly the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment)
Publication date: 2006
In May 2006, the government introduced changes to the planning applications process that brought Design and Access Statements into more common use . Though Planning guidance has changed again since then their value to the inclusive design process has not diminished.
In the context of the original government circular, this guide explains how Design and Access Statements can help make sure we create high-quality places that are easy for everyone to use. It also shows how the process of making a planning application should encourage everyone to think about how inclusive, practical and attractive a place will be once it is built.
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