Inclusive design guidance

All new development should be designed so that it can easily accessed by everyone. This is known as ‘inclusive design’.

If inclusive design is considered at the earliest point in the design process, the resultant proposals will be of a better quality. Including these principles in your application for planning permission will save time and money, avoiding costly re-designs later on in the process.

We have developed a set of inclusive design guidance notes to help guide you as to what the council expects with regard to inclusive design. These notes can be used by designers, planners, architects and anyone involved in shaping the built environment. They have been prepared within the context of adopted and emerging local and regional and national policy.

Our notes cover:

These notes are intended to be regularly updated as legislation and best practice changes.

For more information contact:

Tel: 020 7364 5009 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – except public holidays)
Email:planningandbuilding@towerhamlets.gov.uk