Design and Access statements
Design and Access statements are documents that show that a development has been designed:
- with sensitivity to the specific site and the local environment in general and
- with accessibility for all in mind, including people with disabilities, older people and young children.
Local authorities can no longer insist that a Design and Access Statement is submitted with a planning application for anything other than a home extension. However we prepare one for most of the applications we submit as it can often be a good promotional tool for the proposal.
A well-produced Design and Access Statement can also help members of the public understand and appreciate the thinking behind your development plans, helping to quell potential objections. So we’ll work alongside your architects to prepare the statement and use skilled graphic designers to ensure it does justice to your plans.
We would suggest bringing us in as early as possible, not only to allow plenty of time for preparing the statement but also so we can offer the benefit of our expertise to help guide the design process.