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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-20more like thismore than 2015-10-20
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Housing: Wheelchairs remove filter
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of wheelchair accessible (a) homes, (b) flats and (c) bungalows which will be built in each of the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Walton more like this
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Steve Rotheram remove filter
star this property uin 12632 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-10-23more like thismore than 2015-10-23
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities are best placed to understand the housing needs in their area. We expect them to work closely with key partners and their local communities in deciding what type of housing is needed.</p><p>National policy sets out clearly the need for local authorities to plan for the housing needs of all members of the community and that planning should encourage accessibility. The introduction of optional requirements for accessibility in the Building Regulations provides local authorities with the tools needed to ensure that new homes are accessible and that in particular the needs of disabled people are met.</p><p>At the same time as introducing these new optional requirements, we amended planning guidance to provide further advice on how they should be applied through local planning policy. We also published a data sheet setting out information and statistics on older and disabled peoples’ needs to act as a starting point for local authorities wishing to develop suitable policies.</p><p>An impact assessment supporting implementation of the Housing Standards Review estimated, for appraisal purposes, an indicative rate of construction of accessible housing in the period 2015 to 2025 - the impact assessment and accompanying documents can be found at the link below;</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/housing-standards-review-final-implementation-impact-assessment.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth more like this
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2015-10-23T12:38:03.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-23T12:38:03.073Z
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star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Rotheram more like this