It seems we must now be prepared for a future without CABE. In an announcement at the end of last week , CABE said that as a result of the withdrawal of funding from its sponsor department, Department of Culture Media and Sports, the organisation in its present form must be wound up by the end of March 2011. The statement goes on to say: “We were bitterly disappointed by this decision; but are now working with Government and others to try and find a way to ensure the kind of expert, impartial design advice for which CABE has been known remains available to councils, communities and developers across the country”. We will be watching to see how CABE's functions are to be devolved.