New Homes - Wheelchair accessible

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1274
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you support Leonard Cheshire Disability's campaign to ensure that all new homes in London are built to Lifetime Homes standards and 10% of new homes are built to full wheelchair accessible standards?

Answer

Answer for New Homes - Wheelchair accessible

Answer for New Homes - Wheelchair accessible

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. The London Housing Design Guide sets the minimum standard of all newly built homes being Lifetime Homes compliant and this is a key criteria when assessing any applications for grant funding for affordable housing. The London Plan also looks to enforce that of the total homes built within the capital that 10% of those should be fully wheelchair compliant