Rip up planning red tape to spur house building, says Robert Jenrick

Ministers consider planning reform key method to help get economy going again after coronavirus pandemic.

By Anna Mikhailova, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR of The Daily Telegraph

The Housing Secretary has called for a rethink of the "overly bureaucratic" planning system, with reform seen as a key part of the Government's economic recovery plan.

Robert Jenrick has said he wants to "speed up and simplify" the process and help young people buy their first home.

Ministers consider planning reform to be one of the ways to get the UK economy going again after the coronavirus pandemic, with work ongoing in Number 10 and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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