Solutions to an age old problem in the North East

Insight

Solutions to an age old problem in the North East

30 Jul 2019
This Insight Focus follows on from Lichfields’ national research, Solutions to an Age Old Problem, in exploring the planning issues and the policy context for older people’s housing in the North East.

Whilst there are policy “hooks” in many adopted Plans in the North East to support proposals for older people’s housing, far more needs to be done to plan positively for this rapidly expanding section of the population. The preparation of new and future revised Plans in the North East will offer valuable opportunities for the development industry to engage with policy makers and champion the need for a step change in the delivery of homes for older people.

It remains important that development proposals for older people’s housing are accompanied by robust evidence to demonstrate the need for and the advantages of this specialist type of accommodation.