RIBA and Design Council back government
strategy for quality homes

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Dezeen Wire:
the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Design Council have expressed support for a new housing strategy announced by the UK government that aims to deliver high quality homes rather than a higher volume of poor standard properties.

RIBA chief executive Harry Rich said: "I am delighted that the government has listened and has given such prominence to design quality and the role of architects in driving good design within their communities and in delivering housing fit for the 21st century" – see the full statement from the RIBA here.

Design Council Cabe chair Paul Finch stated: "The Government's commitment to good design, as expressed in the National Planning Policy Framework, should mean that quantity and quality are seen as natural partners rather than opposites" – see the full statement from the Design Council here.

RIBA president Angela Brady recently criticised the state of housing in the UKΒ and the RIBA also published a report criticising Britain's "shameful shoebox homes".