Wheelchair accessible homes 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2291
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

GLA figures show that 6.4% of homes delivered in London in the four years FY2010 to FY2013 were wheelchair accessible. How do you explain the gap between this figure and the London Plan target of 10%?

Answer

Answer for Wheelchair accessible homes 1

Answer for Wheelchair accessible homes 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We have made good progress on delivering wheelchair accessible homes over the last few years; in fact in FY2013 over 10% of new build homes approved were wheelchair accessible homes.

One of the key reasons that 10% is not consistently achieved is that several boroughs only require compliance on schemes above a certain size, often ten units or more. In addition, the inclusion of applications for change of use from office to residential via permitted development has also affected the level of compliance for non-new build schemes.