The UK population is ageing – ONS statistics show that over the next 50 years there will be an extra 8.6 million people aged 65+. That’s the roughly the population of London. The development sector is slowly starting to address the needs of these radical demographic changes. This means offering new lifestyle-led products for those looking to downsize as well as offering a greater range and quantum of accommodation with an element of care for those who need it.
Unfortunately, the planning system has struggled to deal with the subtleties of supporting this sector to deliver these options. We are helping a new wave of developers, such as Pegasus Life, Leath Park Developments and Avery Healthcare deliver high quality schemes which meet the needs of different sections of the ageing population. We use our strategic and technical knowledge of the planning system and this sector to deliver a service to our clients which overcomes these unique challenges.