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Technical Advice Note (TAN) 12: Design (2016)

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This guidance highlights good practice in the production of Design and Access Statements (DAS) in Wales.
Practice guidance for local planning authorities and developers on planning for sustainable buildings.
Research on the effectiveness of design and access statements as part of the planning process.
This guide assists the development industry with an approach for undertaking site and context analysis to support development proposals of all types and scales.
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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.

It provides advice and information on a number of related areas including the definition of design for planning purposes, design considerations such as access, local planning authority design policy and advice, the process for preparing design and access statements and information on how to achieve sustainable buildings.

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