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Hea 06 - Accessibility

Information correct as of 22ndJune 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.

Lifetime Homes – Accessibility criteria - KBCN1554

The technical manual refers assessors to the Lifetime Homes website, where the Design Guide was available to view. However, it has been brought to our attention that this website is currently unavailable. Unfortunately, due to potential copyright issues, BRE is unable to provide these requirements as part of our criteria. The Lifetime Homes Design Guide is available to purchase from the CAE website, here, or as a PDF download or paper copy from the BRE Bookshop, here

Restricted movement within a secure perimeter - KBCN000009

Where the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles is tightly controlled within a secure perimeter due to security considerations, these areas do not need to strictly meet the safe access criteria. However, justification and evidence provided by an appropriate member of the project team must demonstrate how the layout, measures and secure nature of the site result in a safe environment for cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicle access, in line with intent of each criterion. Where a criterion is not applicable due to the secure nature of the site, this should be noted and justified in the assessment report. Previous guidance - superseded on 24 May 2024* Where the movement of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles is tightly controlled within a secure perimeter due to security considerations, these areas may be excluded from the safe access criteria. Where the whole assessment is within such a zone, the credit may be awarded by default.
24 May 2024 - New guidance introduced to ensure that safe pedestrian, cycle and vehicle movement is considered, even on secure sites with restricted movement.
* As this is a significant change, for any registered assessments where the assessor demonstrates that they have already advised the project team based on the previous guidance, the assessment can continue on that basis. 

08 Jun 2022 Applicability to UK NC2018 confirmed

Information correct as of 22ndJune 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.