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RIBA reacts to Cabinet reshuffle

14 February 2020

RIBA President, Professor Alan M Jones, said:

“As the 10th housing minister in 10 years, Christopher Pincher must get to work urgently to ensure the delivery of high-quality, safe and sustainable homes that create and support community cohesion.

This means bringing an end to Permitted Development Rules which allow developers to sidestep vital quality and environmental standards, and making urgent changes to fire safety regulations to ensure people are safe.

Strong leadership is essential to meet the Government’s ambitious housing targets and radically reduce the carbon emissions of the built environment to reach net zero by 2050.”

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