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Accessibility standards for market housing proposals checklist

Published: 2020-01-27 Updated: 2020-01-27 Subject: Planning checklist

Planning application - local requirement

When this requirement applies

If you are proposing a development of market housing, you will need to comply with accessibility standards to make a proportion of the housing suitable for elderly people or those with disabilities. These standards are optional in statutory Building Regulations guidance, but they are a local planning requirement, in accordance with Policy H7 in our Placemaking Plan. 

What the document should include

Download and complete the checklist form below and submit it with your application.

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