To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consulted providers of specialist housing for older people when formulating the Housing Delivery Test; and if so, what was the outcome.
As part of the Housing White Paper ‘Fixing the Broken Housing Market’, and the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework we consulted a wide range of stakeholders on policy proposals. For the draft Framework we conducted 3 key stakeholder roundtables, and carried out 40 individual meetings with interested parties on specific topics or wording. This included the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and British Property Federation. Stakeholders were generally supportive of the Test’s approach to older peoples housing as it rewards authorities for delivering older peoples housing by allowing them to count communal accommodation (such as care homes).