Planning: streamlined design and access statements

The following changes to design and access statements (DASs) came into force on 25 June 2013 via the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Order 2013.

DASs are now only required for applications relating to ‘major developments’ or developments of new dwellings or buildings with a floor space that is greater than 100m² in a conservation area or a world heritage site. An application is for ‘major development’ where it involves working with minerals or waste development or on a site likely to house 10 or more residential dwellings or buildings of 1,000m² or more or of one hectare or more…

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