Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

The social model of disability

Disability in the UK


2 Strategic leadership

Bringing coherence and impact to the legal framework

Involvement of disabled people

Leading by example

The use of public money

Fiscal incentives

Buildings where public services are delivered

3 Designing for equality

Inclusive design and the National Planning Policy Framework

The role of the Planning Inspectorate in Local Plans

Planning applications

Training for built environment professionals

4 Housing

Government policy on increasing the supply of housing

Improving supply through standards for new homes

Limits of application

Enabling local authorities to apply the standards

The appropriate minimum standard?

5 Public buildings and places

Building Regulations for buildings other than dwellings

Changing Places toilets

The requirements of the Equality Act and enforcement of those requirements

6 Shared spaces

What is a ‘shared space’?

Shared spaces in practice

7 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Note of Committee Outreach Events

Annex 2: Terms of Reference

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

24 April 2017