Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that more homes are built to accessible and adaptable standards for older and disabled people; and what steps his Department is taking to assess progress on such building standards.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

On 25 June, the Prime Minister announced we will consult on mandating higher accessibility standards for new housing. New Planning guidance was published on 26 June to support councils to put clear policies in place for addressing the housing needs of older and disabled people.

The annual English Housing Survey collects data on accessible and adaptable features in new homes retrospectively.

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