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Housing: Disability and Older People

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on helping to ensure that new properties are built with good accessibility standards for (a) older and (b) disabled people.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Planning guidance on housing for older and disabled people published last summer strengthened the link between plan making and optional technical standards in the Building Regulations. Government will consult shortly on options of how to raise standards of accessibility in new homes.

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