Why the government’s turmoil is likely to create uncertainty over its planning reforms and further local plan delays

Despite a familiar face as the new housing secretary, commentators say the sacking of his predecessor, the resignation of the planning minister and the impending departure of the prime minister are likely to create uncertainty over the future of the current planning reforms and could see more authorities delay production of local plans.

by Samantha Eckford, Chris Caulfield and Joseph Richardson
Boris Johnson's resignation speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street on 7 July (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Boris Johnson's resignation speech on the steps of 10 Downing Street on 7 July (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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