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Architecture Update: Moore centre fails road test

PLANS by the Henry Moore Foundation to build a visitors' centre at the sculptor's former home at Perry Green, Hertfordshire, have been rejected by Michael Howard, Secretary of State for the Environment, after a public inquiry. The centre was designed by Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones, architects of the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, which opens next month. The Department of the Environment said that it was concerned at the possible increase in traffic 'on the substandard rural road network'. The foundation says it is now considering building a new road.