Producing high quality and comprehensive Design and Access Statements is an integral part of our planning service.

Design and Access Statements, which are robust and well-presented, are an essential part of any planning application. We regularly produce detailed statements for a variety of developments in both urban and rural environments.

P&DG has also worked on different levels and complexity of statements covering various developments from small scale infill to larger strategic level sustainable urban expansions and garden village concepts.

We believe that a well thought out and presented Design and Access Statement that has a balanced written and illustrative content, providing a contextual and design rationale, is crucial to achieve a successful planning decision.

The inclusion of high quality, well thought out graphics within our statements is positively endorsed by clients, professional bodies and local planning authorities alike.

We also prepare Site Promotion Design and Access Statements, specifically demonstrating to the local authority that schemes are suitable, achievable and deliverable for future development through a robust assessment and analysis of the sites context and planning position.

P&DG has an experienced team of planners and urban designers who collaborate to deliver statements that are succinct and clearly explain the design concept, proposal and design elements that are expected to support a planning application. We have experience of different design and access statement delivery from residential, industrial, retail, employment, education and mixed-use developments.


Richard Hall

Managing Director

Richard Just

Senior Urban Designer

Simone Costa Miller

Senior Urban Designer

Jessica Hird

Principal Planner and Urban Designer

Development in Green Belt – Longdale Craft Centre

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Airfield Farm, Market Harborough

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138-140 Derby Road, Nottingham

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