Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options) October 2010

Draft Core Strategy (incorporating Preferred Options)

Lifetime Homes and Empty properties

Lifetime Homes

8.43 Evidence shows that the age of the population in the south west is going to increase significantly by 2026[1] and preparing the District to cope with this change will be challenging. Opportunities to adapt the existing housing stock should be maximised. With regard to new build, the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) (December 2006) includes the consideration of Lifetime Homes standards. It is mandatory to include all the 16 design criteria of Lifetime Homes at Code Level 6.(CSH)

1. Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods, A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society, CLG, 2008 [back]