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Planning and Development: What the Cabinet Reshuffle Could Mean for the Property Sector

Posted by Clare Coyne

Jul 16, 2014 3:01:50 PM

 

Nick_Boles_MPFollowing the promotion of former planning minister Nick Boles to Minister of State for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, as well as the Department for Education yesterday (July 15th), the coalition government has named his successor as Brandon Lewis.

Lewis, however, will not simply be taking on his predecessors' responsibilities - and for the first time in five years, the UK will see the ministries of both housing and planning combined into a single position.

In this article, we'll provide a brief overview as to what this step can tell us about the coalition's intentions for both housing and residential development, as well how the appointment is likely to be received in the property sector and beyond.

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Topics: property, property development, planning

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