CIEH welcomes LGA's housing report

Publication Date: 6th July 2016

Subject: Housing

Following the release of a report by LGA’s Housing Commission, which says a "national renaissance" in council housebuilding must be central to solving the country’s chronic housing shortage, Bob Mayho, Principal Policy Officer for the CIEH, said: 

“If the population continues to grow at its current pace, it is absolutely imperative that more homes are built. However, any new homes have to be well planned to suit changing demographics and must have a positive impact on health and wellbeing. For instance, as the report points out that around 60% of projected household growth up to 2033 will be made up of households with someone aged 65 or older.  

“The findings contained within the report are ambitious and in particular, the LGA has proposed an innovative approach regarding housing for elderly people. We welcome the initial findings of the LGA’s Housing Commission and look forward to continuing our involvement so that key decision-makers take on-board our messages that housing is a key determinant on our health and wellbeing.”

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Notes to editors  

For enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org 

For further information regarding our housing policy: http://www.cieh.org/policy/housing.html 

Link to LGA press release: http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7883909/NEWS  

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