design and access statements

Design and Access Statements: an overview

From 10 August 2006, applicants have been required to submit a Design and Access Statement with their applications for planning and listed building consent.  A Design and Access Statement must accompany applications for both outline and full applications, and generally will be required for all planning and listed building consent applications except for:
  • A material change of use of land and buildings, (unless it also involves operational development);
  • Engineering or mining operations;
  • Householder developments: but statements are required if the property is located within a Conservation Area (given that there are 54 conservation areas within Westminster, the majority of householder applications will need a statement).
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  • Storage of hazardous waste