Design quality is coming under threat from the government’s proposals to tear up the Building Regulations. It’s time to make our voices heard
The AJ is launching More Homes, Better Homes – a campaign calling for the urgent construction of well-designed, quality homes.
As the government indiscriminately slashes building regulations and planning red tape in a frantic attempt to kickstart the development of homes, it’s time to take a stand and ensure that design quality is enshrined in regulations and that clarity returns to the planning system.
More Homes, Better Homes will push for growth in house building without undermining the quality, sustainability and safety of our homes.
In the coming weeks, under the More Homes, Better Homes banner the AJ will report on the housing crisis with commentary from key figures alongside detailed analysis and data. Next week, the AJ will publish two building studies featuring recently completed exemplar social housing schemes.
The AJ’s campaign will culminate in the publication of a manifesto, setting out what building and planning regulations must be maintained in order to safeguard good design and what can be done to increase the number of homes under construction.
The quality of housing has improved over the past decade. We can’t let the urgent drive to build more homes erode the quality of the places in which we live.
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