The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ Green Paper ‘Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings’ is now open for consultation. The Green Paper sets out key recommendations on what needs to be done to ensure that all of our homes and buildings are healthy and do not create or worsen health issues.
Most of us spend 90% of our time inside buildings of one sort or another. Therefore, it is important that our homes and buildings should be designed for people first and foremost. Creating comfortable living and working conditions is critical to our general happiness, health, wellbeing and successful education.
Over the past year the APPG has examined the health risks suffered by many living and working in poor accommodation, realizing the need for changes to be implemented. It is crucial that new homes and buildings are built to a high standard, but also that we address buildings that already exist also.
The APPG is now inviting people to comment and respond to the Green Paper, particularly giving views on whether they think the paper adequately covers the current issues and solutions regarding healthy homes and buildings. The questions include:
- Do you believe the Green Paper covers all the current issues caused by unhealthy homes and buildings? Are you able to provide any further evidence that you think should be included?
- Do you believe the Green Paper has identified the main problems and solutions in creating healthy homes and buildings? Are you able to provide any further issues or solutions that you think should be included?
- Do you support the recommendations made in the draft Green Paper? Are you able to provide additional recommendations, including specific recommendations for specific issue areas?
- What actions do you believe are needed in order to achieve the recommendations in this paper?
- Do you wish to make any further comments on the draft paper or provide any further information, commentary or evidence?
Click here to read the full Green Paper.
To find out more about the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group visit healthhomesbuildings.org.uk