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astragal Density lives

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Housing and construction minister Nick Raynsford set the cat amongst the pigeons last week, with his demand for greater housing density, higher design quality, and planning authorities who are prepared to say no if the designs are no good. Doubtless, he discussed all this with his opposite number at the Department of Culture, Alan Howarth, but there remains a problem of having architecture handled by one government department and planning by another.

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