Beauty as a right not just a privilege

Think tank ResPublica are today launching a report setting out how a “right to beauty” can restore and democratise the idea of beauty in public policy. The report shows how those on higher incomes are able to live in and access more beautiful places while those on lower incomes are less able to. Beauty benefits…

Heritage Open Days 2015 Launched

The power and relevance of local history was celebrated by National Trust’s Director General Helen Ghosh and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, among others, last night at the Heritage Open Days launch party, held at the national headquarters of RIBA in London. Helen spoke to an audience of heritage…

National Trust supports a long HS2 tunnel to protect the Chilterns AONB

Today the National Trust presented to the House of Commons High Speed Two Select Committee, their support for a fully bored Chilterns Tunnel in order to protect the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over the course of two weeks numerous parties are petitioning the Select Committee regarding the Chiltern tunnel case.  Representations have already…