Published: 30th Jan 2020

The housing and communities secretary has called for high-quality homes and tree-lined streets to be ‘norm, not the exception’, following the launch of a new report. The final report by the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission is due to be published later today (30 January) and will contain more than 130 recommendations to improve the design and future of new developments. The report will recommend planting millions of trees over the next five years, as well as opening old canals and supporting every home to have its own or access to a fruit tree. It will also recommend speeding up the planning process for beautiful buildings through a new ‘Fast Track for Beauty’ rule for councils. The housing and communities secretary, Robert Jenrick has already welcomed the publication of the commission’s final report and said ‘high-quality homes must become the norm, not the exception’. ‘I am interested in the proposal … (To read the full article, subscribe below)