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.