Changing Places Toilets: Building Standards Consultation

Closed 13 May 2019

Opened 18 Feb 2019


Changing Places Toilets offer larger, supported facilities that address the needs of people for whom current accessible sanitary accommodation is inadequate. These facilities enable people with complex care needs to take part in everyday activities such as travel, shopping, family days out or attending a sporting event.

The proposal is to require these larger sanitary facilities, through building standards, in certain types of larger new buildings.

Why We Are Consulting

A network of Changing Places Toilets exists across Scotland but there is no current legislation requiring their provision within buildings. Regulation to require Changing Places Toilets in defined types of larger new building would increase the provision of such facilities nationally in a proportionate manner.

Through consultation we seek to determine a proportionate and equitable requirement, set through building standards, for the provision of such facilities as part of new development. Such provision would be over and above the current provision of standard and accessible sanitary facilities in buildings.

Read the consultation paper.

Read "Equality Impact Assessment - Results".


  • People of Scotland


  • Building and Planning
  • Children and Families
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights