Experts in 'shoebox' homes warning

Press Association

The Government must not give the go-ahead for a new generation of "shoebox" homes without enough space and natural light to be built in its attempts to tackle the housing crisis, architects have urged.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) said it had found strong public support for bigger and brighter homes, including the introduction of a minimum set of space standards which could have a profound impact on a family's quality of life.