Affordable housing programme (7)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1313
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What proportion of new homes supported by the GLA are wheelchair user dwellings (per Building Regulation M4(3))?

Answer

Affordable housing programme (7)

Affordable housing programme (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

GLA-funded schemes must comply with the London Plan requirement that at least 10 per cent of new build homes are ‘wheelchair user dwellings’ i.e. designed to be wheelchair accessible, or easily adaptable for residents who are wheelchair users, and all other new build homes to be ‘accessible and adaptable’. An estimated nine per cent of GLA-funded homes completed in 2018/19 were ‘wheelchair user dwellings’. This figure includes remodelled homes, which are not subject to the London Plan requirement.

Through my Care and Support Specialised Housing (CASSH) Fund, I am making at least £100m of capital funding available to deliver specialist homes for older and disabled Londoners.  My Homes for Londoners team continue to work with registered providers and local authorities to develop more specialist homes.