Lipton and Farrell wade into Scruton ‘beauty’ row

Sir Terry Farrell

Lipton: We don’t need Scruton, we need Cabe

The government should have revived Cabe rather than bringing in Roger Scruton to head up its new beautiful homes commission, said its founding chairman Stuart Lipton.

Ministers ought to be sponsoring design quality not focusing on style, he told BD.

Lipton, founder of 22 Bishopsgate developer Lipton Rogers, was joined by Terry Farrell in criticising the philosopher’s appointment and lamenting the return of the so-called style wars which it has unleashed.

Farrell, who headed a previous government architecture commission, said it was “neither healthy nor relevant” and likened Scruton to Trump because of his polarising nature – and even Enoch Powell.

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