Developers will be encouraged to include High Quality Housing Schemes for the Elderly in accordance with identified needs as indicated in emerging policy DM4 in draft City Plan Part 2. For all such schemes Building Regulation M4(2) will need to apply.
Reason: Within and surrounding DA6 there are many large homes occupied by older residents. Providing a range of high-quality housing/accommodation and associated facilities that will encourage and facilitate ‘downsizing’/’rightsizing’ could allow for better use of the existing housing stock and free up housing for young families.
Example illustration is the Almshouse in Bermondsey, designed by Witherford Watson Mann