A GOVERNMENT adviser who said councils should be forced to take homes even if they disagree with them will sit on the board of a government agency.

Sadie Morgan remains a member of the National Infrastructure Commission, which said one million new homes should be built between Oxford and Cambridge before 2050.

Professor Morgan, the founding director of architectural practice dRMM, will now sit on Homes England's board.

Homes England is behind a controversial plan to build up to 3,000 homes at Chalgrove Airfield in South Oxfordshire. Many residents are furious about the project.

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She said yesterday: "As part of the board’s agenda to build more sustainable and high-quality houses, my energy will be focused on delivering homes for people and places. I understand how vital the role of Homes England is to help house our nation, and I am committed to ensuring we do so and to deliver a quality of life everyone deserves."

Last year, at a conference in Milton Keynes, she said: "If agreement cannot ultimately be reached then the secretary of state [for housing] should be prepared to designate new settlements in the national interest.”

She was appointed with three other new members. They include Mark Rennison, the finance director for Nationwide.