Planning for an ageing population

The housing shortage and the inability of young people to get onto the property ladder, particularly in the south-east of England, is a near-constant media headline. But what about the needs of older people and the mounting undersupply? Where is the build-to-rent style government support that seeks to incentivise older people’s housing and give the older generation the range and quality of accommodation that they need in retirement?

We look at how planning law and policy are affecting the delivery of homes for older people and whether more can be done to accelerate extra care housing.

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This article was first published in Property Law Journal (May 2019) and is also available at www.lawjournals.co.uk.


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Rachael Herbert

About Rachael Herbert

Rachael is a senior associate in the Firm's Planning team and is based in London. She joined the Firm in August 2013 after working for four and a half years as a lawyer in Australia specializing in planning and environment work.

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