House of Lords debates the Future Homes Commission report
Following a successful report launch, the House of Lords held an hour-long debate on the Future Homes Commission's recently released report - 'Building the Homes and Communities Britain Needs'. The debate was secured by the Labour peer Baroness Whitaker, following briefing from the RIBA.
All 9 of the participants in the debate - including both the Shadow Communities Minister and the Communities Minister were generous in their praise for the work of the Commission and the RIBA.
And there was particular agreement amongst speakers on the need to improve the standards of design in new homes and a call for more robust housing standards to ensure that new homes meet the needs and aspirations of consumers.
Supportive comments were made by:
Read or watch the debate.
And there will be more Commission activity coming up in the next few weeks, with Sir John Banham, Chair of the Future Homes Commission, attending a roundtable session hosted by the Housing Minister, Mark Prisk MP.