Government head of regeneration, land and property David Edwards has quit his position to take up a post at English Partnerships.

In a move confirmed by English Partnerships today, he joins as the group’s head of its southern region, starting duties in July. He will replace Trevor Beattie, who will focus on his role as director of corporate strategy and his role in the creation of Communities England.

Edwards will take control of schemes in places including Ashford in Kent and Poole in Dorset