Housing: Older People

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Shipley Lord Shipley Liberal Democrat

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.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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).

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