Is the future of our elderly population in the hands of NIMBYs?

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

ERIKA BUGNAR of Green Issues Communications shows how effective consultation can smooth the path to planning approval

As the population of Britain is ageing we need to ensure that we have the capacity to look after our elderly people. The Office of National Statistics has reported that people aged over 65 are expected to make up almost a quarter of the UK population in 2032.

Despite this, it has become increasingly difficult for developers to get planning permission for retirement homes or Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs).


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