What Gove's appointment as housing secretary means for the long-awaited planning bill

The appointment of Michael Gove as housing secretary is likely to mean the government will substantially water down its controversial planning white paper changes, say observers, who now expect the long-awaited planning bill to be delayed until after Christmas.

by David Blackman
Michael Gove heads to Downing Street during the cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Getty Images
Michael Gove heads to Downing Street during the cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Getty Images

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