Scruton not confident his beautiful buildings commission will convince ministers

Roger Scruton

Philosopher admits controversial report may not gain political traction

Roger Scruton has admitted he is not confident the findings of his Building Better, Building Beautiful commission will be adopted by the government when the final document is published.

Scruton – who was appointed in November to lead the commission tasked with putting “beauty” into housing policy – said it would be up to ministers to take on board the results of his research.

“I’m not confident [they will], but [the report] will be a true reflection of what we have found,” Scruton told BD at last week’s Better Design For Better Places conference in Birmingham.

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