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07/12/2020

News report: Is it time for a new use classification?

Words: Laura Edgar

Covid-19 means we are spending more time at home, and for older people, that raises questions about suitability. With a report suggesting there is an increased interest in retirement communities, Laura Edgar investigates whether it is time for a new use classification to help deliver more housing for older people.

Covid-19 has raised many questions about the future built environment, from accessibility to green space to the kind of places people want to live and work in. And that includes older people. An Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) survey published in October suggests there has been a “very significant” increase in the number of older people inquiring about and moving to retirement........
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