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RIBA responds to CPRE report on new housing design

21 January 2020

Alan M Jones, RIBA President has responded to the CPRE report on new housing design. He says:

“As RIBA architects highlight daily and this report emphasises, the design quality of new housing developments is simply not good enough. This is a problem for people who need new homes now. The solutions available to government are clear: increased resourcing, better design skills within local authorities, and a clear planning framework that upholds standards.

It is also vital that permitted development rules, which allow developers to sidestep basic safety and sustainability standards are scrapped. Without these changes, the country will continue to store up further issues for the future.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

  1. For further press information contact: Isabel Campbell, isabel.campbell@riba.org or +44 (0)20 7307 3735
  2. Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

 

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