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Housing: Older People

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL14878, tabled on 27 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities have detailed planning guidance in place for the provision of specialist housing for older people.

Answered on

10 April 2019

In the revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018, we strengthened policy to create a clear expectation that all local authorities have policies in place for addressing the housing needs of older people. The number of authorities with detailed planning guidance on the provision of specialist housing for older people is not recorded. We will publish further planning guidance, to assist councils to put these policies in place, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Act commitment. We have undertaken extensive engagement in relation to the guidance, including discussions with a range of local authorities, charities and house builder representatives to identify and discuss the key issues. We will publish the guidance in due course.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government