September 28, 2016

Neil Clarke and Mark Pawsey MP: In praise of district councils

In Conservative Home, 16 September 2016: Brexit shows that we ignore local identity and what matters most to local communities at our peril write DCN chairman […]
September 2, 2016
public health DCN prevention planning housing

Public health cuts ‘false economy’, MPs say

In LocalGov.co.uk, 1 September 2016: In response to the committee’s findings, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: ‘The DCN welcomes the Commons […]
August 31, 2016

Districts’ role in prevention should be part of mainstream policy

In the LGC, 31 August 2016: DCN Chairman Cllr Neil Clarke says districts are well placed to ensure that STPs reflect the health and social care […]
August 17, 2016
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We need more flexibility on planning

In The MJ, 16 August 2016: It is important that the performance of councils in approving planning permissions is considered within the wider context of local authorities […]