Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Gavin Barwell as Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The appointment replacing Brandon Lewis was announced over the weekend. Barwell tweeted “hugely honoured to have been asked by the Prime Minister to serve as Minister of State for Housing & Planning and Minister for London.
“Look forward to working with councils, housing associations, developers & investors to ensure we build the homes people need and deserve and to working with @MayorofLondon to ensure the continued success of our wonderful, diverse capital - and that all Londoners share in it.
The minister is responsible for housing, planning policy, neighbourhood planning, the housing bill and general planning casework.