Access for all

The Access for all Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) guides designers and developers to create an environment that enables residents and visitors to Harrow to easily access all buildings, facilities and surroundings.

The SPD applies to the whole borough of Harrow and provides detailed design advice and illustrations on how to achieve greater accessibility.

SPDs are non-statutory documents which are not subject to an independent examination and do not have Development Plan status.

However, they are subject to a thorough process of public consultation, in accordance with the council's Statement of Community Involvement and must also be consistent with national and regional planning policies.

While SPDs are not statutory documents, they are material considerations when assessing planning applications.

Accessible homes

Lifetime Homes are those constructed to a standard that makes them more accessible to everyone and which enables future occupiers to make small adaptations to meet their changing needs. Further information maybe obtained by visiting the Lifetime Homes website.

Wheelchair accessible homes are those which are constructed to a higher specification of accessibility so that they are suitable for immediate or future occupation by a wheelchair user (with or without adaptation to meet a user's specific needs).  For more information please view the Accessible homes Supplementary Planning Document.

Request a copy

You can purchase a professionally bound copy of the SPD's for £10 including postage and packaging.


Planning policy

For information about planning policy matters and advice on the Harrow self-build register.

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