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28/06/2017

British Standards Consultation: BS 8300-1 & BS 8300-2

Work to produce new BS8300s has now reach the ‘draft for public comment’ stage.
There are now two volumes available for you to review and comment on.
  • BS8300-1 gives recommendations for the design of the external built environment, including the approaches to buildings, to accommodate users with the widest range of characteristics and capabilities.
  • BS8300-2 gives recommendations for the design of buildings to accommodate users with the widest range of characteristics and capabilities.

To access the documents please follow this link: http://drafts.bsigroup.com then search for BS8300- both volumes will appear. You will need to create a log in account to access the files (if you have not previously done this on the BSi commenting system) but it is free.

The Access Association will be making a response and members have been sent details of how this will be carried out. Member responses will be collated and reviewed by National Council  to provide a singular submission on behalf of the Association. Member consultation closing date is 31 July 2017, to allow for collation.

Individuals, AA members or not, may submit their own comments directly to BSi.
Public closing date is 13 Aug 2017