‘Housing design needs local input to give people what they want’

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Options in the government’s draft national model should be expanded to reflect the needs of different communities, says Redrow’s Kevin Parker

Somebody once said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. While not everyone has the same perception of what makes a work of art, a poem or a place “beautiful”, when it comes to building homes and communities, the notion that local communities should have an overarching template to guide housing design makes sense. 

A locally created design code has the potential to make the planning process more inclusive and can help to ensure that we deliver the homes and places that people want.

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