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Living with Beauty – Promoting health, well-being and sustainable growth.

The report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission


This report proposes a new development and planning framework which will ask for beauty, refuse ugliness, and promote stewardship. It advocates an integrated approach, in which all matters relevant to placemaking are considered from the outset and subjected to a democratic or co-design process.

PDF, 5.7MB: Download from the UK Government website.

Building A Legacy, A Landowner’s Guide to Popular Development

The Prince’s Foundation


This report aimed at landowners shows the steps to producing popular development so that the built legacy of this generation will not be a country littered with soulless housing estates.

PDF, 6.7MB: Download from the Prince’s Foundation website

Housing Britain – A Call to Action

The Prince’s Foundation


A series of case studies discussing how we should all rise to the challenge of the creation and regeneration of genuinely beautiful places that help to enhance our sense of well-being and which are designed in harmony with nature.

PDF, 12.3MB: Download from the Prince’s Foundation website

Suburban Nation – The rise of sprawl and the decline of the American Dream

Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck


A book by Andrés Duany from DPZ, Florida, who was appointed by the Hadlow Estate to facilitate a collaborative planning charrette in March 2020, which disappointingly had to be cancelled due to the impact of the pandemic.

Available to purchase

Walkability and Mixed-use: Making Valuable and Healthy Communities

The Prince’s Foundation


Can residents walk to work, their children’s school, and to the nearest shops and amenities? What does that mean for their quality of life and the time they spend in the car or exercising in the outdoors?

PDF, 5.4MB: Download from the Prince’s Foundation website

Poundbury Factsheet

Duchy of Cornwall


In 1987 the local planning authority, West Dorset District Council, selected Duchy land to the west of Dorchester for future expansion of the town. The Prince of Wales took the opportunity to work with the council to contribute an exemplary urban addition to this ancient market town.

PDF, 5.4MB: Download from the Duchy of Cornwall website


Moray Estates


In 2002 Moray Estates first considered the possibility of founding a completely new settlement between Inverness and Nairn. It was designed to be a model town for the twenty-first century which fosters a vibrant and successful community.

PDF, 2MB: Download from the Tornagrain website

Chapleton – Learning from the past, building for the future

Elsick Development Company


Chapelton is being developed by the Elsick Development Company (EDC), an organisation created by local landowners with a vision to support Aberdeenshire’s need for new housing with a truly inspirational new community. Those behind EDC are determined to create a historic legacy on this land that will be enjoyed and respected forever.

PDF, 2.3MB: Download from the Chapleton website