Ministerial role

Minister of State for Housing and Planning


The minister is responsible for:

  • housing supply policy
  • home ownership policy
  • planning policy
  • planning casework oversight
  • Homes and Communities Agency sponsorship
  • estates regeneration
  • Thames Gateway
  • building regulations
  • private rented sector regulation
  • Neighbourhood Planning Bill

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Gavin Barwell

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis MP

    • 2014 to 2016


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  1. Privy Council appointments: Gavin Barwell and Mel Stride

    • Press release
  2. Government action to ban letting agent fees

    • Press release
  3. Tougher measures to target rogue landlords

    • Press release
  4. New measures to unlock brownfield land for thousands of homes

    • Press release
  5. Help to Buy used by over a million

    • News story
  6. More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost

    • Press release
  7. £45 million to accelerate 4,500 homes in Cambridgeshire

    • Press release
  8. Multi-million pound deal for 5,750 new homes in Kent

    • Press release
  9. Housing starts hit 9-year high

    • Press release
  10. CPRE Annual Lecture

    • Speech