Access for all

The Access for all Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides guidance, for designers and developers, to create an environment with easy access to 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. This is 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

Wheelchair accessible homes are those which are constructed to a higher specification of accessibility. This makes them 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.

To request a copy, email

Planning policy

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

Address: Harrow Council
Planning policy
PO Box 1358

Telephone: 020 8736 6082