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Responding to the appointment of Kit Malthouse MP as the new Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said:

“The DCN congratulates Kit Malthouse on his appointment to a key role in Government.

“As the housing and planning authorities that touch more than 220 parliamentary constituencies, districts have delivered over 91,000 homes in 2017 and operate at a scale that residents can relate to. Incentives such as the New Homes Bonus and Community Infrastructure Levy have been crucial in securing local support for these new homes.

“We look forward to working with the new minister to ensure that districts have the freedoms, incentives and powers to build even more homes in district areas – many of which have the greatest capacity to deliver the extra homes this country needs.”

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