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Review of Design and Access Statements in Wales

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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.
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This research gives an insight and makes recommendations about improving the legislation, guidance and processes that govern design and access statements in Wales.

This research gathered evidence on the effectiveness of design and access statements in influencing the final design of proposed developments as part of the planning application process. The research has also considered the relationship between design and access statements and building regulations.

The report summarises:

  • the approach taken
  • key findings
  • conclusions
  • recommendations.