Disabled access to buildings
This section provides information about improvements to building legislation which will help people with disabilities.
The Disability Discrimination Act
This Act relates to all buildings and premises to which the public have access and also relates to employers and their responsibilities to their staff. From 1 October 2004, service providers have had to make reasonable adjustments to the physical features of their premises to overcome physical barriers to access.
Access statements should be submitted with the following types of planning application:
- residential applications involving the construction of one or more newly built dwellings
- applications for change of use
non domestic applications involving new buildings or alterations to existing buildings.
- telephone: 01737 276 162
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated : 06/08/2010