Consultation Proposals for amendment of Technical Booklet Guidance to Part R (Access to and use of buildings) – Changing Places Toilets Provision

Consultation opened on 28 July 2021. Closing date 20 October 2021.

Summary

Changing Places toilet (CPT) facilities meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

The Department of Finance (DoF) intends to implement amendments to local Building Regulations technical guidance that would ensure new/relevant large buildings commonly used by the public are fitted with CPT facilities in a properly targeted and proportionate manner, thus enhancing equality and inclusion within the built environment.

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Why we are consulting

DoF is seeking stakeholder views on the proposals to increase the provision of CPTs through the amendment of building regulations technical guidance.

Your views will help to inform the development of final policy proposals prior to the DoF Minister bringing these forward for consideration by the NI Executive and assembly.

An online Construction Industry stakeholder event to inform Industry response, is being held on :

6 October 2021 from 11.00am to 12 noon.

You can find the webex link for registration here

NOTE: The event is not an alternative to submitting a formal consultation response.

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