Published: 29th Oct 2019

Hertfordshire County Council has pledged to build 750 homes for over 55s to help it meet the needs of its ageing population. The council’s cabinet has approved plans to invest £33m in ‘community-centric housing’ for older people, including 750 new homes to be built by 2022. According to the council, the new housing will be built to high specifications, with residents able to enjoy independence in their own self-contained apartment, offering the over-55s the option to stay within their communities, while having access to varying levels of support either on-site or nearby. The first step in the county council’s plan will be to work with a small number of developers, to build around 10 mixed developments that will meet Hertfordshire’s design standards. For example, the council says the housing must be spacious enough to support the use of wheelchairs and other care equipment and the developers will be required to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)