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It is now widely accepted that new homes should be built to be accessible for all people, including young or old, single or in families, non-disabled or disabled. When designing new homes, it may be necessary to take account of three sets of requirements. These are;
The Code of Practice encourages developers to design and provide accessible housing and recommends the adoption of Lifetime Homes standards for new build and refurbishment.
(see 3.4 Accessible Housing and 3.5 Wheelchair Accessible Housing).
Access for all, Employment, local services and community facilities, External environment and transport, Access and tourism, Access to the countryside, Access to Education
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