Development Management - Future Proofed Inclusive design

(Idea gathered from contributions at Skye event)

The Planning process and applications should ensure that, in future, developments take into account the needs of all those in communities.

This should include designs and plans which look to support future developments in accessibility. 

Why the contribution is important

This will ensure that buildings and developments are fit for purpose now and can accessed and used by all in the future, e.g. taking account of changes in wheelchair technology. 

by ScotParlModerator on February 20, 2018 at 09:42AM

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  • Posted by LynnWatson February 28, 2018 at 16:58

    Just an observation... look at the title of this idea. Is that what the person in Skye actually said? Or did they say something like 'Buildings should be accessible to those with disabilities'

    I clicked on it 'cos I'm a saddo who has spent time reading the Circular on Development Management. I think that might be a bit of an exclusive club! This forum shuts in a couple of days. We're warned not to hog discussions... < tumbleweed >
    How many people have actually 'engaged'? Can you identify any 'barriers to engagement'?
  • Posted by davesutto March 02, 2018 at 15:38

    When I worked in Strategic Planning - alongside Town Centre parking surveys - we also did Access Audits of all the Town Centres. Involving local community & access groups as well as Roads & other experts. The pity is that we have standards for car parks and visibility splays - but no current standard for Town Centre Access Audits.
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