Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Homes to suit all incomes [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP510
Respondent Badgers Mount Parish Council (… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted

There seems to be a general notion that accessible housing, i.e. all on one level with no steps for access, must be in individual units such as bungalows or blocks of flats solely for the elderly.  There could be a case for making a 2 floor dwelling two units with an accessible unit on the ground floor and a similar but non accessible, possibly a starter unit above.  This would allow people needing accessible accommodation to integrate better.  With careful design (for soundproofing etc) this should be acceptable.