Design and Access Statements Explained

Design and access statements are becoming the most important interface between local authorities and planning applicants. The quality of the statements and local authorities' skill in using them will help to determine the quality of design. This makes it vital to raise standards of practice This guide explains what design and access statements are for, how to prepare them, and how to use them. It encourages good practice and innovation rather than prescribing a standardised tick-box approach.