Derwenthorpe, York © Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Everyone in the sector can play a role. We saw how councils can also take the lead in providing an authoritative voice about new developments.
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North West Leicestershire Council produces its own comparison website, scoring the quality of new-housing developments to help local consumers make informed decisions. We believe potential buyers would welcome such an impartial information source.
Information available in North West Leicestershire Council’s Find Our Place brochure, which compares the quality of new local housing developments. The Council reviewed local developments using Building for Life scorings.
* Source: Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (2007) Housing Audit, Assessing the design quality of new housing in the East Midlands, West Midlands and the South West. www.cabe.org.uk
The construction industry must talk to the public more about good practice in new homes, and share information about quality and how they compare with older homes, to attract buyers currently suspicious of new build.
veloper to the local planning authority. Ratings are based on the information submitted as part of the approved planning can be only awarded once the development is fully completed. The Building for Life partners are the Commission for d by the Building for Life partners. Accredited Building for Life Assessors are subject to annual audits to ensure that their ratings nquiries relating to a certificate should be directed to the issuing council, not CABE.