Design and Access Statements

Design and Access Statements


Adding spark to your Design and Access Statement

A Design and Access Statement (DAS) is a short report that accompanies and supports a planning application for major developments. It outlines the process that has led to the development proposal and explains the design.

A DAS may also be required for proposed (smaller) developments in conservations areas and World Heritage Sites. It is a requirement for listed building consent applications as well.

The DAS statements tend to provide details on the use, size, layout, scale and appearance of the proposed development including information on landscaping and access. You can read more about this in our Information Guide.

Our team are known for the quality of their advice and have considerable experience in preparing Design and Access Statements.

We can make sure your DAS contains the right level of detail to reflect the scale and significance of the proposed development.

Design is constantly evolving and our advisors follow the Design Council’s good practice guidance. This ensures your DAS:

  • Is clear in its presentation
  • Is humanity centred
  • Addresses relevant societal and environment challenges
  • Offers the technical abilities and design-led solutions to bring it to a successful outcome

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