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 needs of the geographies they cover. If all 201 districts are fully engaged with this agenda, it will deliver a telling and cost-effective difference in our localities across England.
DCN response to CIL Review Panel
District councils outlined a series of reforms to the Local Plans Expert Group aimed at simplifying the planning system and helping to realise Government ambitions for economic growth. Proposals submitted in evidence by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) to the Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) contained a raft of measures for improving the local plan…
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 seeking greater flexibilities, writes District Councils’ Network chair Cllr Neil Clarke.