In 1981, the Secretary of State for Scotland recommended that each local authority nominate an Access Officer and encourage the setting up of an Access Panel with the purpose of improving disabled people’s access to the built environment. Since then Access Panels have been set up across many local authority areas in Scotland.
The key function of Access Panels is to improve people's access to the built environment. We support two Access Panels, one in the South of the authority and one in the North.
Cumnock and Doon Valley Access Panel
Cumnock and Doon Valley Access Panel have been in existence for more than 15 years.
The panel meet on the first Tuesday of each month from September until June (excluding January). The panel usually meet in Cumnock Town Hall, however the location of the meetings can vary throughout the Cumnock and Doon Valley area; for example Drongan or Dalmellington. The panel meet to discuss access issues within the Cumnock and Doon Valley and also review planning and building warrant applications submitted to us.
For further information or advice on the Cumnock & Doon Access Panel please contact Building Standards details below.
Kilmarnock and District Access Panel
The Kilmarnock and District Access Panel meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the Johnnie Walker Bond, 15 Strand Street, Kilmarnock. The panel are members of our communities in the former Kilmarnock and Loudoun area and either have a disability or are interested in accessibility issues. The panel works with us to try and ensure that policies and strategies are inclusive and also that our built environment is as accessible as it can be. If something is accessible for someone with a disability then it will most likely be accessible for the majority of visitors/users.
For further information or advice on the Kilmarnock & District Access Panel please contact our Inclusive Design Advisor details below.