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There can be no faulting the Prime Minister’s ambition to “unite the country and level up” after coronavirus. And neither can anyone question the

The Coronavirus Budget shouldn’t lose sight of the huge community challenges that need addressing.

What makes a successful place? A high quality physical environment is a good start; well-designed buildings sitting within plentiful green spaces, and streets laid out sympathetically for mixed use. But it is the community too; the people and the culture, that can give an area a distinct identity and consequently make it a place where people want to call home.

It’s rare that Government reports hit the aesthetic high notes, but the recent Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission report did just that. Brimming with vision and ambition, it called for a shake-up of the planning system and a commitment to beautiful homes in real communities.