Is the Kickstart programme funding substandard homes?

Should public money be allocated for new housing that scores low in Building for Life’s design quality criteria?

No, says David Birkbeck, it misses the point and there’s confusion over the scoring; while Wayne Hemingway thinks Kickstart is evidence of an industry that chooses not to deliver good design

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