Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Memoranda

Annex A


  "The Sub-committee will wish to examine the following:

    —  the role of tall buildings in achieving high densities in residential areas; the provision of offices for certain types of global companies; and as a means of enhancing the beauty of our cities;

    —  the sustainability of tall buildings, in particular in terms of construction, transport and long term flexibility of use;

    —  where tall buildings should be located, including:

      what restrictions, if any, should be placed on the location of tall buildings, and how far they should be allowed to block existing views; and whether they should be clustered or dotted;

    —  whether in the present movement to erect new tall buildings we are in danger of repeating the mistakes of the 1960s;

    —  whether those making decisions are sufficiently accountable to the public;

    —  whether the Government should have a more explicit policy on the subject."

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