10% of new builds will have wheelchair access, vows council

10% of new builds will have wheelchair access, vows council

10% of all new affordable homes in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, will be wheelchair accessible after councillors approved a policy to introduce a host of additional requirements for every new build home.

In addition to wheelchair accessibility,new homes will have required floor areas so tenants have more space and ‘dementia friendly elements’ will be introduced.

Other improvements mean that all new homes will be more flexible and therefore suitable for a longer term.

Extra advice will be given on how best to design external areas too.

The new standard was discussed at a meeting of the Housing and Communities committee this month, before being agreed.

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