Press archive 2020

The Guardian – Is housing design and planning safe in the Tories’ hands?

The Guardian – Is housing design and planning safe in the Tories’ hands?

Inspired by the late philosopher Roger Scruton, the government talks about beauty, but promotes ugly development. If they’re serious about good design, they need a theory that’s not skin-deep. The Bartlett School of Planning has meanwhile reported that most new housing is “just not meeting the basic requirements for civilised living”. New developments, it says, lack amenities such as green space, playgrounds and access to shops. Read more →

LGA responds to CPRE report on new housing design

LGA responds to CPRE report on new housing design

Responding to a housing design audit conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s housing spokesman, said:

“Councils want to work with the Government over the critical need for renewed national leadership on standards for new homes, which would give certainty to councils, developers and communities. These standards should future-proof all new homes, ensuring they are accessible for all ages and all markets, meet the housing needs of our ageing population and are environmentally sustainable.”

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