Design and access statements

For almost all developments, a design and access statement will need to accompany your planning application. Without the statement the council will not be able to register the application.

A design and access statement is a document accompanying and supporting a planning application or application for listed building consent to illustrate the process that has led to the development proposal, and to explain and justify the proposal in a structured way. It should show that the applicant has thought carefully about how everyone, including disabled people, older people and young children, will be able to use the places they want to build.