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Planning and access for disabled people: a good practice guide

Great Britain. Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
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The primary objective of this guide is to ensure the Town and Country Planning system in England successfully and consistently delivers inclusive environments as an integral part of the development process. An inclusive environment is one that can be used by everyone, regardless of age, gender or disability. This guide: provides guidance, information and examples of good practice, relevant to all participants in the development and planning process local authorities, developers, occupiers, investors, access groups and disability organisations; introduces and explains the relevant legislation and policy frameworks, and in particular how the process of town planning must take a pre-eminent role in delivering inclusive environments; describes how local planning authorities can put in place appropriate planning policies and development control processes and suggests ways in which these can be best implemented and enforced; describes how developers, occupiers and investors can actively contribute to the delivery of inclusive environments; outlines the economic and social benefits of inclusive environments; and signposts other relevant literature and provides useful contacts.

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