Planning ahead: influencing local planning on housing and ageing

Cover Planning Ahead

This guide aims to provide the lay person with a brief overview of the planning system and potential opportunities to influence the homes and neighbourhoods that are being planned and built, particularly regarding making good, inclusive places to live as people get older.

Developing a neighbourhood plan and/or influencing your local plan can be an important area for local older people’s groups to consider, ensuring that local areas link housing, planning, health and ageing to address the needs of their local population as it ages.