These are required for all applications for Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent (with a few exceptions listed below).
The design statement should explain the design principles and concepts that have been applied to the development, including the following:
The access statement should ensure that the following matters are included:
If you would like further advice on the preparation on these statements then you are recommended to look at the CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) web pages: CABE - design and access statements: How to read, write and use them. From there you can download their full PDF guide.
Applications that require statements and which are submitted without one will not be validated and will be returned to the agent (or applicant). You need to submit the same number of statements as copies of the application forms and drawings.
Exceptions to the need to submit a statement are as follows: