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Housing: Standards

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress her Department has made towards its aspiration to build all housing to Lifetime Homes Standards. (271637)

It remains our aspiration, as stated in “Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods: A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society”, published by my Department in February 2008, that by 2013 all new homes will be being built to Lifetime Homes Standards. We are committed to a review of the take-up of the standards in 2010, with a view to bringing forward regulation in 2013 should take-up not match expectations.