Living with Beauty
A report by the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission
A report to the government on how to improve design for new homes and places
The final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission was published on 30th January 2020 co-authored by our director, Nicholas Boys Smith, alongside the late Sir Roger Scruton. Commissioners were Gail Mayhew, Mary Parsons and Adrian Penfold. It has been described as "seminal" and "landmark." You can read it in its entirety here or download a summary here
The report highlights eight priorities for reform of our development and planning framework, within which it makes 45 detailed policy recommendations.
The report has received very broad support from the Government, non-departmental public bodes, built environment practitioners, charities and both the specialist and general press.
IN THE MEDIA
The Times - Beautiful Buildings Make Life Worth Living
Building Design - Scruton's Beauty Report is an Unexpected Joy
The Spectator - Sir Roger Scruton's Last Report Could Revolutionise UK Housing
Architect's Journal - Beauty commission report: fast-track planning for beauty and fruit trees for all