Design and Access Statements
With limited exception, all applications (both full and outline) must be accompanied by Design and Access Statements. The relevant Application Checklist will identify whether a Design and Access Statement is required.
The design and access statement must explain how the applicant has considered the proposal and must demonstrate how the proposal is appropriate and feasible in its context. It should clearly explain and justify the design and access principles that will be used to develop future details of the scheme.
Design and Access statements will be required to accompany all applications except those for:-
(i) A material change in the use of land or buildings unless it also involves operational development,
(ii) Engineering or mining operations,
(iii) Development of an existing house, (eg. an extension) or within the curtilage of a dwelling house, for any purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling, provided no part of the dwelling or curtilage is within a designated area (for the purposes of Castle Point designated areas are SSSI's and Conservation Areas).
Please note, if an application is not accompanied by a design and access statement, it will be held to be deficient and the application will not be processed.