Planning applications which do not require design and access statements

A design and access statement is not required in the following circumstances:

  • extensions to dwellings (including a flat or maisonette) outside of conservation areas
  • change of use application (as long as they do not involve any physical changes)
  • extensions to non-domestic properties outside of conservation areas where there is no floor area to be created, or the floor area to be created is less than 100 sq m
  • the erection, construction, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure, up to 2m high or the height of the existing means of enclosure, whichever is the higher, where no part of the building or the development is within a conservation area or the curtilage of a listed building
  • discharge of condition applications
  • extension of time limits to applications
  • applications to vary or remove planning conditions
  • applications for non-material amendments
  • applications for advertisement consent
  • the erection of a building or structure up to 100 cubic metres in volume and 15m in height and where no part of the development is within a conservation area.
  • the erection, alteration or replacement of plant or machinery where, as a result of the development, the height of the plant or machinery would not exceed the greater of 15 metres above ground level, or the height of the original plant or machinery, and where no part of the development is within a conservation area
  • engineering or mining operations