Planning Use Classes and Extra Care Housing

This Viewpoint no 20 explains how extra care housing schemes are treated by planners and discusses the implications of the categorisation of proposals.

The purpose of this Viewpoint is to explore the planning position and provide some thoughts on the things that can be done to ease the planning process. It will become clear, however, that ultimately it is arguable that planning law does not adequately deal with current forms of provision of housing with integral care described as "extra care" housing.