The Rt Hon Sajid Javid has been re-appointed the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Stephen Wilkinson, RTPI President said:
“We will continue to work constructively with the Secretary of State to ensure the homes, jobs and infrastructure communities across the UK need are delivered through the planning system. Developing and implementing a way to capture the rise in land value following public investment is critical to this delivery to ensure everyone benefits from development. I hope to discuss this and the other priorities outlined in our manifestos as soon as possible. ”
The RTPI will be writing to the new Secretary of State to discuss planning’s role in delivery and the implementation of the measures contained within the Housing White Paper.
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