Design and Access Statements

Design & Access Statements

It is a national requirement for the application types below to be accompanied by a Design & Access Statement:

  • Major Development;
  • Listed Building Consent;
  • Development in a Conservation Area or World Heritage Site consisting of:
    • the provision of one or more dwellings; or
    • a building or buildings where the floor space created is greater than 100m2

More information on what should be included in a Design & Access Statement is available in the National Planning Policy Guidance via

Heritage Statements

Heritage Statements should be submitted for the following types of application:

  • Listed Building Consent;
  • Planning applications within the grounds of a listed building;
  • Development within a conservation area;
  • Development affecting a property covered by an article 4 direction.

More information on what should be included, as well as template that can be adapted for your own use can be downloaded below:

Where both documents are required, it is perfectly acceptable to produce a combined Design, Access & Heritage Statement.