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Freedom of Information Request

Local Plan Accessible Housing

Received: 26 October 2020

Please find attached a copy of the questions as a word document.

1) Please state which local authority you are answering on behalf of:

2) Is your current local plan:

Approved in the new of local plans (subject or not subject to certain modifications)

Currently under consultation

Currently under review by the Planning Inspectorate

The old plan is still in force (pre-2015)

Other (please specify) -


3) Does your local plan require a target for accessible and adaptable houses?

4) What were the targets for accessible and/or adaptable housing as set out in your local plan?


5) Did your local plan require a target for accessible and adaptable dwellings, M4(2) or lifetime homes standard, and/or wheelchair user dwellings, M4(3), before it was reviewed by the planning inspectorate for approval?

6a) What was the target for M4(2) homes as set out in the local plan before the plan was reviewed by the planning inspectorate?

6b) What was the target for M4(2) homes as set out in the local plan before the plan was reviewed by the planning inspectorate?

6c) If the local plan referred to the lifetime homes standard, what was the target set for this before the plan was reviewed by the planning inspectorate?

6d) Were any of the targets specified above amended by the planning inspectorate in the review stage?

7a) What was the target for M4(2) homes changed to by the planning inspectorate?




7b) What was the target for M4(3) homes changed to by the planning inspectorate?




7c) If the local plan referred to the lifetime homes standard, what was the target changed to by the planning inspectorate?




7d) What were the reasons given by the inspectorate for removing or amending these targets?




8a) What were the main reasons for the local plan not setting any targets for accessible and adaptable dwellings, M4(2), and wheelchair user dwellings, M4(3)? Please select all that apply




8b) If your current local plan does not specify any targets for accessible and adaptable housing in the area, are targets included in other ways


9a) Are you aware of developers who do not adhere to the accessibility targets negotiated on site or targets specified in the local plan?

9b) Please provide an estimate for the proportion of developers who do not adhere to accessibility targets.

9c) What was the main reason for developers not adhering to the accessibility targets?

9d) What did the local authority do to challenge this? Please specify.

10) Would you be willing to be contacted by a member of the CSJ team regarding this information?

11. Please provide either a phone number or an email address.

Outcome / Documents

  • 6739448 Attachment.pdf - application/pdf - Download
  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download