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Government to scrap Design and Access statements for most works

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As a consultant who advises mostly on small developments the D&A is by far the most costly and time consuming element of the application. It is a matter of a few moments to set out the necessary information in a few short sentences, instead, a whole additional document is required. Planning officers are, generally, competent enough to secure all necessary details of design and to consider access for almost all small schemes without it being set out in a D&A. I am dealing with one application for a 24 square metre kiosk. The D&A from the original application was four times the length of to application itself! I am re-submitting after June 25th to avoid this. Good riddance!

Posted date

13 June, 2013

Posted time

7:40 am

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