Gove reveals 'name and shame' approach to planning

By Michael Burton | 19 December 2023

Housing secretary Michael Gove has ordered seven councils to come up with a timetable for producing their delayed local housing plans in his much-trailed speech on a strategy for building more homes.

In his address Mr Gove opted for a stick and carrot approach to local authorities in a bid to boost new homes while keeping southern Tory MPs on side.

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