New Housing And Planning Special Advisor

Jack Airey has been appointed to a new position in No.10.

Formally head of housing for think tank Policy Exchange, Jack Airey has made the move to a role as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s housing and planning special advisor.

His past work has included improving housebuilding standards and he has been heavily involved in the creation of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

He has also suggested major reforms are required within the housing sector and the planning system, including removing detailed land use allocations and a review of green belt protections.

A controversial report included stripping councillors of their powers and put the decision making in the hands of planning inspectors.  Unsurprisingly this attached strong criticism from councils and local groups.