Planning for Retirement: How retirement communities can help meet the needs of an ageing population

This report by the County Councils Network an ARCO argues that councils and providers should be given the tools by government to incentivise and accelerate these developments, including the introduction of a new planning classification called ‘C2R’. It points out that this would incentivise more development of retirement communities.

It states this would better enable local councils to include retirement communities in their Local Plans, whilst reducing complexity and confusion for councils and providers alike when planning for these types of specialist developments.

A new classification will also help ensure that some developers do not provide substandard retirement communities.