"The Royal Institute of British Architects says space standards that are currently optional should apply across the board"
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"Many new family homes being built in England are like rabbit hutches because they are too small to live in comfortably, a report has warned.
"It found that on average a new three-bedroom home sold outside London is four square metres short of what buyers need – equivalent to the size of a family bathroom.
"The study by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) compared the sizes of new three-bedroom homes on more than 100 developments across England against new, optional space standards introduced in October."