Should minimum space standards apply to social and private housing?

A Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) report released this week warned that an upcoming review of social housing minimum standards could leave a new generation of homeowners in inadequate housing if government “give the go-ahead for builders to produce another generation of poor-quality homes”.

British homes are the smallest in western Europe since Margaret Thatcher’s government scrapped minimum space standards for all tenures except social housing in 1980, and Riba fear that further deregulation will lead to the development of even more homes that do not provide the space, warmth or light that residents want.


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