Friday, 18 July 2014
De-CLoG - Ministerial jobs shared out
De-CLoG have now sorted out their ministerial responsibilities between new and existing members of the ministerial team.
Those ministers with specific responsibilities in respect of Town and Country Planning are:
Eric Pickles (Secretary of State) – overall responsibility for planning and housing (and everything else)
Brandon Williams (Minister of State) - responsible for housing, planning and development, Ebbsfleet development, Traveller policy.
Stephen Williams (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) – responsible for localism, decentralisation and community rights, building Regulations and standards, empty homes, climate change and sustainable development
Kris Hopkins (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) - responsible for local government, planning policy and casework in relation to wind farms and solar, community pubs
Penny Mordaunt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) - responsible for coastal communities, local growth, high streets, town centres and markets, enterprise zones, planning casework (supporting Brandon Lewis, Minister of State for Housing and Planning)
Lord Ahmad (Parliamentary Under-Secretary) - responsible for DCLG business in the House of Lords
I have omitted those ministers whose responsibilities do not include any involvement in planning as such.
© MARTIN H GOODALL