Government Consultation: New Home Accessibility (ends 1/12/20)

In June 2019, the Government announced its intention to consult on accessibility of new homes. This consultation considers how to raise accessibility standards, recognising the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people.

The Government’s manifesto sets a strategy on Homes for the Future, encouraging innovative design and technology to make housing more affordable, accessible, and suitable for disabled people and an ageing population.

This consultation seeks views on various options to raise the accessibility of new homes. In particular, it considers how the accessible and adaptable standard for homes and the wheelchair user standard are currently used as optional technical standards.

Full details of the consultation can be found here:

The announcement (part of a package of housing announcements) of the consultation:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/jenrick-unveils-huge-12-billion-boost-for-affordable-homes

The consultation itself is at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/raising-accessibility-standards-for-new-homes