The Key Questions Facing New Levelling up Secretary Greg Clark

Greg Clark is the new housing secretary
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A febrile 24 hours in the political world has seen Michael Gove sacked as levelling up secretary and housing minister Stuart Andrew resign, so what now for the housing sector and for self build?

Greg Clark was confirmed on Thursday as the replacement for Mr Gove, who was appointed as the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary in September and introduced the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill in May, which recommends planning reforms including street votes on developments in suburban areas. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.