Districts Delivering Growth

‘Districts Delivering Growth’ was the dominant theme of the DCN’s inaugural national conference – which was held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth from 2 to 3 February 2017. Since the Brexit referendum vote, economic growth has assumed even greater importance as the axis around which local government must pivot its activities. A week prior…

new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

District Councils’ Network responds to provisional local government finance settlement 2017/18

In response to today’s provisional local government finance settlement, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The New Homes Bonus (NHB) scheme has provided a powerful and popular growth incentive in localities, enabling councils to grant more planning permissions, making development more acceptable for local communities – which have seen the…