Planning accessible homes: online scrutiny toolkit

Photograph of housing on a Habinteg scheme with solar panels Our scrutiny toolkit is a new resource which provides practical advice and support for councils as they plan to meet accessible housing demand in the local areas they serve. 

The toolkit is designed to help local authority Scrutiny Committees review their current policies and practice with regard to building accessible homes with background information, evidence of need and a checklist for successful implementation.

Habinteg is keen to support local authorities to increase the supply of accessible homes to a minimum of Part M Category 2 of the building regulations. Robust and strategic local plans will be required and we believe that this resource will help more councils prioritise accessible homes in future.

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