Planning for older people in New Osbaldwick

Nigel J.W. Appleton

This study explores what might help older people settle most easily into a new community.

The study reviews what affects the housing situation and housing choices of older people in general housing such as that proposed for ‘New Osbaldwick’, the Foundation’s planned new community on the edge of York. The review identifies the characteristics of neighbourhoods and communities that will meet their needs, aspirations and priorities, and discusses the implications of their current and future requirements in the design and operation of their homes.

The key issues are summarised in a set of recommendations for planners, developers and all those interested in the impact of an ageing society upon the provision of housing.