To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the final report from the Young people's future health inquiry entitled A healthy foundation for the future published in October 2019, what steps the Government is taking to provide young people with (a) good quality and (b) secure housing.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
4 November 2019
The government is committed to helping young people succeed and is setting out a vision for young people over the next generation and beyond. At the heart of this is ensuring that young people have the security and opportunities they need from the stability of a safe and secure home.
That is why we have taken a range of actions to ensure that houses are of good quality for future generations by strengthening the wording of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), published in July 2018. Local planning authorities are expected to have planning policies which identify the size, type and tenure of homes needed by different groups in the community, including students, those who are in need of affordable housing and families with children. The guidance also encourages plan-making authorities to consider how people’s housing needs will change over-time. Furthermore, the revised NPPF has a dedicated chapter to promote healthy and safe communities through the provision of safe and accessible green infrastructure.