Planning Advice Note 68: Design Statements
appraisal • principles • analysis • concept
design statements should explain the design
principles on which the development is
based and illustrate the design solution
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what is a design statement?
why is a design statement a useful tool?
when is a design statement required?
who should prepare a design statement?
how should a design statement be presented?
where should a design statement be submitted?
Annex - The design process
Allan Murray Architects Ltd
Cadell 2 Architects and Urban Designers
Dundee City Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
LaSalle Investment Management
Malcolm Fraser Architects
Nicoll Russell Studios
Richard Murphy Architects
RMJM Scotland Ltd
Smith Scott Mullan Associates Ltd
The Highland Council
Enquiries about the content of this Planning Advice Note should
be addressed to Susan Stirling, Planning, Scottish Executive
Development Department, 2H Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.
Telephone 0131 244 7551.
Further copies of this PAN and a list of SPPs, NPPGs and PANs can be obtained by telephoning 0131 244 7543. A copy of this PAN is also available on the Scottish Executive website: www.scotland.gov.uk/planning
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good quality development
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