What the appointment of Joanna Averley as chief planner means for the sector

The housing ministry has announced the appointment of the first female chief planner. Commentators say Joanna Averley’s arrival suggests the government is keen to show that it is concerned with upholding design quality standards, though there is some debate about how influential she could be over ministers.

by Joey Gardiner
The new chief planner, Joanna Averley
The new chief planner, Joanna Averley

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