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Housing: Construction

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 276603, tabled on 12 July 2019

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.

Answered on

22 July 2019

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.