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To: Liverpool City Region’s political leaders
We want minimum standards for Liverpool’s homes!
Commit to embedding the eleven principles laid out in the Healthy Homes Campaign in Liverpool’s future Housing and Spatial Planning strategy.
Why is this important?
2020 demonstrated more than ever the importance of a safe and comfortable home. But too many people suffer in poor quality, even dangerous, houses. And with the government making it easier to build homes without proper local scrutiny, we could be looking at thousands of “slums of the future”.
Liverpool’s local leaders are currently figuring out an ambitious long-term plan for housing right across the region. These decisions will play a huge role in the quality of housing for years to come - and could have a massive influence on the rest of the country too!
That’s why we - the people of Liverpool and its surrounding areas - are demanding that any new housing meets eleven basic principles:
1. Be safe in relation to the risk of fire.
2. Have adequate space.
3. Have access to natural light.
4. Must meet people’s lifetime needs and be adaptable.
5. Be accessible and located in accessible environments.
6. Prioritise walkable services and sustainable transport.
7. Be built in line with the Climate Change Act 2008.
8. Have access to green space and play areas that are accessible to all.
9. Be resilient to a changing climate.
10. Be secure and meet design standards which reduce and prevent crime.
11. Meet standards to eradicate noise pollution.
The eleven principles have been developed by the TCPA (Town and Country Planning Association) as part of their Healthy Homes Campaign. You can read more about them here: https://www.tcpa.org.uk/healthy-homes-act