Housing for older and disabled people

The government has added a new section to the planning practice guidance (PPG) in relation to "Housing for older and disabled people".

The guidance includes advice on:

  • How the use classes order apply to specialist housing for older people
  • how local planning authorities can monitor the number of homes required for older and disabled people;
  • whether plan-making bodies can set minimum requirements for accessible housing;
  • how the viability of proposals for specialist housing for older people be assessed;
  • what factors decision makers should consider when assessing planning applications for specialist housing for older people;
  • how planning and design can "promote access and inclusion";
  • how places can be designed "to be age-friendly and accessible for all";
  • how the needs of people with dementia can be addressed.

Author: MHCLG

Date: June 2019 Date of publication

This item updates DCP Sections 7.23, 4.1543


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