Design and Access Statements

An application for Listed Building Consent must be accompanied by a Design and Access Statement (DAS). The content required is set out within the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations, 1990  (as amended).

These Regulations require that a DAS explain:

  • the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the works; and
  • how the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the works take account of -
  • the special architectural or historic importance of the building;
  • the particular physical features of the building that justify its designation as a listed building; and
  • the building’s setting;

Unless the application only relates to internal works, the statement must also explain how issues relating to access to the building have been dealt with.  The DAS must therefore also:

  • explain what alternative means of access have been considered, and how saved policy T10 from the 2006 UDP has  been taken into account;
  • explain how the policy as to access takes account of -
  • the special architectural or historic importance of the building;
  • the particular physical features of the building that justify its designation as a listed building; and
  • the building’s setting;
  • state what, if any, consultation has been undertaken and what account has been taken of the outcome of any such consultation; and
  • explain how any specific issues which might affect access to the building have been addressed.