RIBA comments on the new Housing Minister

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire says:

“The RIBA looks forward to working with Kit Malthouse MP in his new role. At a time when the country faces a critical housing crisis, there are few roles in government that can have as much of an impact as that of the Housing Minister. We hope that he will be able to bring stability to the role at this crucial time. With the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework expected later this month and ongoing work by his department aimed at improving the design of new homes, the Minister has the chance to leave his mark with a real commitment to design quality at every level.”