Design and Access Statements are documents that explain the design thinking behind an application. They should include a written description of the proposal and a justification for the application that illustrates that the applicant has considered how everyone, including disabled people, older people and young children will be able to use the places they want to build. Photographs, maps and drawings are helpful to further illustrate the points made.
It also needs to refer to Central Government policy.
Statements should provide a clear reason for any departures from policy.
2. The statement should address the following:
For most straightforward applications, the statement will be short, whereas for more complicated applications will require a detailed report.
Statements should also include
This historic building impact assessment template provides a guide to our requirements.
If you fail to submit a Design and Access Statement your application will be treated as invalid and cannot be processed which will delay your application.