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Planning for new, purpose-built facilities

With the current planning system frequently held responsible for the current under-supply of care homes, Ben Pope, associate director of planning and design consultancy Boyer, discusses the likely impact of the proposed new National Planning Policy Framework

According to Age UK, an estimated 2.6 million people in England aged over 50 are now living with some unmet need for care, while record NHS waiting lists are at least partly attributable to the fact that, at any one time, there are 13,000 people waiting in hospital – medically fit for discharge – simply because they are waiting for social care.

What is needed

The desperate need for purpose-built facilities, in suitable locations, set in suitably landscaped, tranquil surrounding and with high quality facilities including accessible layouts and wet rooms, is not being met, and the conversions of other buildings which are being provided to fill the gap fail to meet the required quality standards.

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