We’ve responded to the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s consultation after it recently sought feedback on its interim report.
Our response draws on our May submission to the consultation, and subsequent engagement with the Commission.The main themes in our response are:
In contrast to a ‘sale-and-exit’ approach, successful places and mixed communities need stakeholders with a long-term interest in their wellbeing. Housing associations are one route to achieving this, with our own good practice recently highlighted in the Great Places report.
The Commission is expected to publish a final report in December. This will inform a national design code to be published for consultation, building on the recent National Design Guide.