Housing - optional technical standards (accessibility & wheelchair housing standards)

In March 2015, following consultation on accessible design standards, the government issued guidance on how planning authorities can gather evidence to set optional requirements and the nationally described space standards over Part M of the Building Regulations.

Detailed information is set out in the link below and further tools, practice documents and case studies can be found on the Housing LIN's 'design hub' and 'planning portal' on this website to encourage local authorities, designers and developers to exceed these standards.