Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment

Report of Session 2015–16

Building better places

This report was published in February 2016.


It has been very briefly summarised as follows:

  • First, we need to do better, to collectively aim higher in our ambitions for the built environment
  • Second, quality of place should be at the heart of this concern, as well as a concern for the impact of place (and development) on local populations
  • Third, national government needs to step up to the mark, and to set the tone by being more ambitious in its aspirations for the built environment
  • Finally, national government needs to trust and empower local government to deliver alongside its public and private partners

See the full report: here