Andrew Ross, Housing LIN
How can local planning authorities engage better with the housing needs of an ageing society?
In their words:
“This paper for the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) sets out how local authority planners can work within the reformed planning system to improve the amount and types of housing for older people.”
They go on to suggest:
“Planners can better integrate information on older people’s housing needs into their own plans through more explicit links to joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) and joint health and wellbeing strategies. They can align policy with this information to create a spatial framework and vision that includes older people’s housing. And they can collaborate with housing and health colleagues and work with developers to devise the best ways locally to deliver this framework.”