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).
- Tree Preservation Orders
- Storage of hazardous waste