Inefficiencies in planning for older people’s housing, says report

Michael Voges, ARCO executive director - Image: www.tellingphotography.com

Nine out of ten successful planning applications for older people’s housing-with-care schemes over the past five years have not been built. Research published by Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) and consultancy Carterwood highlighted a gulf in older people’s housing delivery rates. Between April 2015 and November 2019, 709 applications were submitted, with 445 granted permission….

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