Petitioner: Jacq Kelly on behalf of Leonard Cheshire Disability
02 March 2015
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take action to ensure that all new homes in Scotland are built to fully meet all the Lifetime Homes Standards, with at least 10 per cent of new homes built to full wheelchair accessibility standards.
31 March 2015: The Committee took evidence from Jacq Kelly, Policy and Parliamentary Officer (Scotland), Leonard Cheshire Disability and Stephan Thomson, Leonard Cheshire Disability service user. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Local Authority Building Standards Scotland, the Lifetime Homes Foundation, local authorities, Miller Homes, Homes for Scotland and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. Link to Official Report 31 March 2015
9 June 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 9 June 2015
6 October 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 6 October 2015
8 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 8 December 2015
9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the measures the petitioner proposes should be included in the Scottish building regulations were considered in 2007 and there is a lack of support from stakeholders for what the petition calls for. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016
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