WEST BERKSHIRE DISABILITY ALLIANCE

Improving the lives of disabled people

President--- Lady Howard de Walden

Registered Charity No: 1108112

Supported by Greenham Common Trust

We support the West Berkshire Independant Living Network - www.wbiln.com

Access

Members of the WBDA sit on the West Berkshire Council "Access for Disabled Panel". The panel consists of WBDA members, Planning Officer, Building Control Officer, Access Officer and Adviser from West Berkshire Council. The Panel meet monthly and are responsible for reviewing planning applications to ensure that provisions have been made for disabled people.

Comments are made against the framework of the West Berkshire Local Plan, the latest Building regulations (Part M) and other relevant design guidance. A letter is then sent to the applicant informing them of the comments made by the panel.

The applications vary from Industrial Units to Office Developments to Housing Projects.

Participation in this panel does not only provide valuable information to applicants on improving access but provides an opportunity for officers of the Council to increase their level of disability awareness in relation to planning and building issues.

Members of the WBDA also assisted in production of the West Berkshire Access Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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