Polling: Tall Buildings

Do you think that recent tall buildings have improved London’s skyline, worsened it or made no difference one way or the other?
Improved London’s skyline 25
Worsened London’s skyline 41
Made no difference 24
Don’t know 10
   
How important, if at all, do you think tall buildings are to the character and or reputation of London?
Very important 14
Quite important 33
Neither important nor unimportant 28
Not very important 13
Not important at all 7
Don’t know 6
Important (All) 47
Unimportant (All) 20
NET +27
   
How important or unimportant do you think it is for tall buildings to fit in with their surroundings? Would you say it is…..
Very important 32
Quite important 38
Neither important nor unimportant 20
Not very important 3
Not important at all 2
Don’t know 4
Important (All) 70
Unimportant (All) 5
NET +65
   
Do you think that buildings of similar height should always be arranged together or not?
Yes – tall buildings should always be arranged together 31
No – tall buildings do not necessarily always have to be arranged together 46
Don’t know 23
   
And do you think it is better to build tall buildings only in clusters close together or should they be built indiscriminately whenever there is an economic or commercial demand for them?
Tall buildings should only be arranged in clusters close together 40
Tall buildings should be built indiscriminately whenever there is demand 35
Don’t know 25
   
Do you think that tall buildings should or should not be allowed to be built in areas of historic interest?
Should be allowed in areas of historic interest 18
Should not be allowed to be built in areas of historic interest 65
Don’t know 17
   
And do you think that tall buildings should or should not be allowed to intrude or interfere with views of historic interest?
Should be allowed to intrude or interfere with views of historic views 19
Should not be allowed to intrude or interfere with views of historic interest 71
Don’t know 10
   
Do you think the addition of tall buildings in London has improved or worsened the historic character of the city, or has it made no difference one way or the other?
Improved the historic character of London 21
Worsened the historic character of London 45
No difference 23
Don’t know 10
   
Do you think that buildings and areas with historical significance are or are not currently given sufficient protection from potentially harmful high-rise developments?
Historical buildings and areas are currently sufficiency protected 29
Historical buildings and areas are NOT currently sufficiency protected 48
Don’t know 23
   
How much of a say do you think people have in how tall buildings have changed the skyline of major cities like London, Manchester or areas/cities closer to where you live?
A very big say 7
A quite a big say 17
A quite small say 28
No say at all 36
Don’t know 12
   
How much of a say do you think people SHOULD have in how tall buildings might change the skyline of major cities like London and Manchester or areas/cities closer to where you live?
A very big say 21
A quite a big say 43
A quite small say 16
No say at all 7
Don’t know 13
Do you think planning regulations have done a good or bad job in controlling the development of tall buildings in London or in cities closer to where you live?
A very good job 6
A quite good job 25
A quite bad job 28
A very bad job 12
Don’t know 29
A good job (All) 31
A bad job (All) 40
NET -9
   
Do you think there should be new planning regulations to more effectively control the development of tall buildings, or are current regulations sufficient to do this?
There should be new planning regulations 56
Current regulations are sufficient 22
Don’t know 22
   
Do you think that tall buildings should be allowed or should not be allowed in suburban areas?
Allowed 30
Not allowed 48
Don’t know 22
   
Which two or three of the following do you think should be the main or most important considerations taken into account when deciding whether a tall building should be built?
Environmental Impact 43
Height 41
Location 40
Design/Appearance 39
Functional Need (ie. Office/Housing) 26
Economic Need  25
Transport Links  17
Something else 2
Don’t know  9
   
How environmentally friendly or sustainable do you think tall buildings are these days?
Very environmentally friendly/sustainable 11
Quite environmentally friendly/sustainable 26
Not very environmentally friendly/sustainable 27
Not at all environmentally friendly/sustainable 8
Don’t know 27
Environmentally friendly/sustainable (All) 37
Not environmentally friendly/sustainable (All) 35
NET +2
   
Do you think that recent tall buildings that have been built across the UK have improved the availability of new homes a lot, a little, hardly at all, or not a t all?
Improved the availability of new homes a lot 11
Improved a little 26
Hardly improved it at all 29
Not improved availability at all 14
Don’t know 20