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11/09/2017

Building our Future : Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings Consultation

The All Party Parliamentary group on Healthy homes and Buildings has produced its Green Paper on Building our Future : Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings and asks for views on its recommendations by 30 September 2017

The report highlights the health and cost benefits of delivering homes and buildings that are healthy, comfortable and energy efficient too, setting down a number of areas where changes could be made to deliver healthy homes and buildings.

In conclusion it identifies a number of tangible actions which the APPG can focus on to begin with:

  • Work with Government to establish a cross departmental committee for health and buildings to champion change in the sector, recognising the interaction between buildings, health, education and the economy
  • Begin building the research and evidence, starting with a focus on housing and schools, to develop a clear case for further government action on standards for new buildings
  • Make housing (including renovation) an infrastructure priority and develop plans for retrofitting the current housing stock that take a holistic approach to maximising health and wellbeing

For those  concerned with policies to improve homes and buildings, including the development of a much greater evidence base on the impact of housing on health and wellbeing do send a response to:  hhbappg@devoconnect.co.uk