- Design and access Statements are now compulsory for most planning applications. The statements set out the relevant planning policies in order to provide a contextual analysis of the proposed development.
- Design and access statements play an increasingly important role in the success of a planning application as they seek to justify the design concept in planning policy.
- The Statements broadly outline the proposed scheme and serve to interpret the architectural designs.
- A well-researched and structured Design and Access Statement provides the local authority with a clear depiction of the proposed scheme and addresses any of their potential concerns. The local authority may then reach a correct decision in a timely manner.
Please note: permitted development rights only apply to houses and do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. you will need full planning permission for all works to a flat or maisonette. Read more.