High hopes for new Hous­ing Min­is­ter

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

The ap­point­ment of Grant Shapps as Hous­ing Min­is­ter has been wel­comed by the af­ford­able hous­ing sec­tor.

Sue Cock­ing, of Knight Frank says: “Many of the poli­cies out­lined so far by the Con­ser­va­tives are well re­ceived. We ex­pect key hous­ing poli­cies un­der Grant Shapps to fo­cus on de­liv­er­ing more af­ford­able homes, re­form of lo­cal govern­ment fi­nance and de­con­struc­tion of re­gional plan­ning bod­ies to al­low more lo­cal con­trol over plan­ning, HCA bud­gets and hous­ing de­liv­ery.” But there is con­cern that the Hous­ing Min­is­ter has been dropped from Cabi­net meet­ings. This could make hous­ing more vul­ner­a­ble to pub­lic sec­tor cuts.

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