Raising design standards in new garden communities

Supplying the highest standard of delivery on housing and joined up infrastructure was the subject of our third panel debate at our February forum. Clearly it is challenging for councils to tackle the UK government demands in this area and most have told us of the value of Future Cities Forum in holding informed discussions to provide insight, knowledge and consensus.

Tom Perry, Design Council's Head of Architecture who joined our panel and workshop discussions commented:

'We did a piece of engagement on the workshops at the forum today and it's instructive as we have multiple skills round the table how quickly we started to build consensus.'

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission has been a recent advocate on raising standards of design and calling for wider involvement in architecture and planning decisions.