Is this house well designed?
Thursday 11 March 2021
CPRE planner Richard Thompson asks whether a welcome policy aspiration risks becoming just another developer-led tick-box exercise Ask the public whether the above house is well designed and they are most likely to say yes, it is. Ask the same question to an architect, they are much more likely to dislike iti. So who is […] Read more >
‘The government has presided over a decade of disastrous housing design and must raise standards immediately’
Wednesday 29 January 2020
The design of new housing developments in England is overwhelmingly ‘mediocre’ or ‘poor’, with less affluent communities the worst affected, according to a national audit conducted by University College London for CPRE, the countryside charity, and the Place Alliance. A housing design audit for England reveals that 75 per cent of new housing development should […] Read more >