Michael Gove: his stance on housing, planning and the environment

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A few pointers to the new housing secretary’s views on key policy areas

New housing secretary Michael Gove is one of the most recognisable politicians in the UK, with a reputation for pushing through bold reforms in the face of opposition - not least in education. He was also environment secretary for two years from 2017 under Theresa May. 

As he prepares to grapple in his new role with changes to the planning system and the landmark Building Safety Bill, here are a few things about Gove and his past relationship with housing.

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