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RIBA backs building on greenbelt


Hear hear, Paul Finch. Unfortunately politicians always want an easy answer - greenbelt, garden cities (haha) etc. What better case for investing in 'design' than shaping our cities? It all seems a bit too complicated! The Urban Task Force seems all but forgotten, Maccormac's Sustainable Suburbia http://www.sustainablesuburbia.co.uk/ is hardly known. Planning standards need to allow higher densities in urban and sub-urban housing (not just flats) and change outdated approaches on overlooking distances, building height, parking spaces/sustainable transport, etc whilst demanding more intense green infrastructure. Land must work harder and more sustainably before other options are entertained. We will never get the greenbelt back!

Posted date

2 July, 2014

Posted time

11:42 am