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RTPI welcomes new Minister for Housing and Planning

13 June 2017

Alok Sharma, the MP for Reading West, has today been appointed the new Housing and Planning Minister.

Stephen Wilkinson, RTPI President said:

"We welcome the new Minister for Housing and Planning, Alok Sharma. The RTPI has a long history of working closely with previous ministers and looks forward to working with the new one. The delivery of affordable housing, built in the right places with the appropriate infrastructure and services, will be a key priority for the new Minister. We look forward to working with him to ensure planners continue to play a central role in delivery."

The RTPI will be writing to the new Minister to seek a meeting with him, as soon as possible, to discuss planning’s role in delivery and the implementation of the measures contained within the Housing White Paper.

Yesterday, the RTPI welcomed Sajid Javid’s re-appointment as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

 

Other Ministerial appointments with an impact on planning and the built environment:

Treasury

Philip Hammond continues as Chancellor of the Exchequer

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Greg Clark continues as Secretary of State

Department for Transport

Chris Grayling continues as Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Michael Gove is the new Secretary of State

Department for International Trade

Liam Fox continues as Secretary of State and is also President of the Board of Trade

Department for International Development

Priti Patel continues as the Secretary of State

Department for Education

Justine Greening continues as the Secretary of State

Department for Work and Pension

David Gauke is the new Secretary of State

Secretary of State for Scotland 

David Mundell continues as Secretary of State

Secretary of State for Wales 

Alun Cairns continues as Secretary of State

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

James Brokenshire continues as Secretary of State

Minister for London

Greg Hands in the new Minister

Full list of UK Government Cabinet appointments