Policy Exchange calls for a Tall Buildings Policy

A new report by Police Exchange has proposed a comprehensive and coherent city-wide tall buildings policy for the capital.

Such a policy could urgently address some of the damage that has already been caused by irresponsible and inappropriate tall building development and could also prevent similar instances from reoccurring in the future.

As part of Policy Exchange’s Building Beautiful programme, new polling, in one of the most extensive surveys in years, has revealed the widespread public concern about the impact tall buildings have had on the heritage, character and appearance of London. The survey showed that an overwhelming majority (71 per cent) believe tall buildings should not be allowed to interfere with historic views, with 70 per cent believing they should fit in with their surroundings.

Policy Exchange has recommended a call for a comprehensive new tall buildings policy for the capital, to be replicated in other affected UK cities like Norwich, Manchester and Liverpool. The report suggests that such a policy might have helped Liverpool retain the World Heritage Site listing it was stripped of in the summer.

In addition, to deliver real community engagement in the UK planning system, the ‘Provably Popular Homes’, report recommends that the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities should consider our poll across diverse demographics to find out what the public thinks of new buildings.

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