Director General, Housing and Planning

Peter Schofield

Peter Schofield



Peter Schofield joined the department as Director-General for Housing and Planning on 21 March 2012.


In this role, Peter leads on the key government priorities to increase the supply of new housing and home ownership.

Previously, Peter worked at HM Treasury as Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit. Before that, from 2004 to 2008, Peter was a Director in the Shareholder Executive.

From 2002 to 2004 Peter was seconded to 3i PLC.

From 1991 until 2002, Peter worked in HM Treasury in a number of roles, including Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary from 1996 to 1998.

Peter is a non executive Director of Local Partnerships.

Peter is married with 3 children.

Director General, Housing and Planning

The DCLG board’s role is to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals and help turn policy from ideas into actions and results.

Part of DCLG’s leadership team, and an executive member of its board, the Director General, Housing and Planning helps with that task. The Housing and Planning Group is closely connected with the housing strategy, local planning and local economic growth.