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PAN 78: Planning and Building Standards Advice Note: Inclusive Design

Advice on improving the design of places so that they can be used by everyone, regardless of age, gender or disability.

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Inclusive design creates environments which can be used by everyone, regardless of age, gender or disability. It is key to creating sustainable environments which meet the needs and expectations of people in twenty-first-century society. This is as much an issue for public spaces as it is for buildings.

A diverse range of people have a role to play in delivering inclusive environments - including the built form and the spaces in between. This Planning Advice Note sets out the roles of those instrumental in delivering more inclusive environments - from developers to designers, local authorities to Access Panels. It encourages the consideration of inclusive design at an early stage in the design process, and seeks to ensure effective joint working between those involved to ensure that developments provide the most appropriate environments for all users.

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Email: ceu@gov.scot

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