Appointment at DCLG

Richard McCarthy has been made director-general of housing and planning at the DCLG after a realignment of senior portfolios.

He will focus on delivering three million homes by 2020 as pledged in the housing green paper, setting up the Homes and Communities Agency, physical infrastructure programmes and planning reform and performance. He will continue to work on the Thames Gateway and Olympic Games programmes and also chair an executive team on climate change and sustainable development.


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