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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Development Control Protocol

Design and Access Statement

From 6th April 2010 the requirements for Design and Access Statements were changed. View new validation requirements

A Design and Access Statement is a written report to support a planning application or application for listed building consent. It explains and justifies the proposal in a structured way and illustrates the process that has led to particular design choices being made.

Here is a form you can use to submit your design and access statement.  It prompts you with questions covering the relevant issues and information you need to include. Design and Access Statement Pro Forma.

Further advice on writing Design and Access Statements can be found at CABE Publications.


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