Backing Beauty Reception

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 18:30
ResPublica, the Woodland Trust and the National Trust invite you to our
Beauty and Public Policy reception Monday 17th July 2017, 6.30-8.30pm

Garden Museum, London SE1 7LB
Refreshments provided with
Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, Minister of State for the Department of Transport
Phillip Blond, Director of ResPublica
Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Director General of the National Trust
Beccy Speight, Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust

We believe that beauty should play a central role at the heart of the planning system and public policy more broadly. Beginning with the publication of our 2015 report A Community Right to Beauty, and continuing with our Backing Beauty Commission, our organisations have examined the benefits of building beauty into public policy, and considered how this can be achieved at a practical level, making recommendations to policymakers on issues including house building, national and neighbourhood planning policy, and community rights. Individuals who have contributed to our work over this period include the Chairman of NHS England Sir Malcolm Grant, noted property developer and urban renewal pioneer Tom Bloxham MBE, and former National Trust Director General Dame Fiona Reynolds.
During the last Parliament, developments such as the increased political attention given to housing policy and public concern over the future of parks have brought questions of beauty to the forefront of debates over the future of both the natural and built environment. With a new Parliament now elected, this event offers a chance to both review the developments of recent years and to look ahead to the challenges and opportunities facing the Government in this space.
To RSVP, please register here or email
Garden Museum

Lambeth Palace Rd, London SE1 7LB