The 16 Lifetime Homes criteria are currently being revised. The revision comes two years after the launch of the Government strategy Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods: A national strategy for housing in an ageing society, which committed to making Lifetime Homes a mandatory part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and which also committed to ensure that all new publicly funded housing is built to Lifetime Homes standards by 2011.
The proposed revisions have been derived partly from evidence gained from a technical forum hosted by Habinteg Housing Association, and ongoing research carried out by Habinteg. The revisions are described as having been introduced to achieve a higher level of practicability for volume developers in meeting the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes. They are also intended to facilitate the adoption of Lifetime Homes design as a requirement for all future publicly funded housing developments.
This consultation closes on 15th March 2010.