Design and access statements. How to write,read and use them.

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In May 2006, the government introduced changes to the planning applications process that brought in Design and Access Statements. 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.

Download a copy of the guidance here

The legislation which lists the current requirements (2013) can be found here.

North Somerset Council’s local list of planning application requirements.

To obtain a copy in an alternative format or language
Please write to:
Design Council, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London. EC1V 4AB

Telephone: 0202 7070 6700


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