Shapps welcomes publication of Kickstart assessments

The assessments were carried out by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) on behalf of the HCA. Earlier this year there was controversy over the decision not to make these scores public.

The Kickstart programme was designed to help get stalled developments back on track during the recession.

Grant Shapps said:

"We are transforming Government at all levels by opening up our records to the public. Openness may be uncomfortable for some but we know that proper public scrutiny will lead to far better decisions – and save money as well.

"So I welcome that this important element of assessment of Kickstart housing projects is now finally publicly available. This is the right thing to do and something I strongly agree with. Government needs to lead by example so this is a necessary step in opening up all public records."

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