Hatching a plan for older people's housing

Cover Viewpoint 78

Housing LIN Viewpoint no 78 - At a time when planning should be raising its game to meet the needs of an ageing society, the Government is progressing changes to legislation and funding for housing which will affect future approaches - for better or worse. However, the planning system and development plans should be an important mechanism for developing policies to meet older people's housing needs. This viewpoint looks at the future role of planning in this changing context, suggesting that a comprehensive review of planning practice relating to older people's housing could help meet housing needs across all generations.