new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

2015 Local Plans Expert Group – response To Call For Evidence From District Councils’ Network (DCN)

District councils have outlined a series of reforms aimed at simplifying the planning system and helping to realise Government ambitions for economic growth. Recent proposals submitted in evidence by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) to the Local Plans Expert Group contain a raft of measures for improving the local plan system, including: a staged-plan examination;…

motivated staff, leadership and development

Building Better Collaboration

District councils should take a leading role to make sure devolution improves services and outcomes for people and places through better collaboration, a new report issued by local government experts has claimed. Entitled “Building Better Collaboration”, the report from University of Birmingham’s INLOGOV centre argues two-tier working has stood the test of time and calls for…

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District Councils’ Network submission To The APPG For Reform, Decentralisation And Devolution in the UK

Enabling legislation set out in the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill should allow for the formation of clusters of district councils which reflect and map Functional Economic Areas, the District Councils’ Network has urged. The suggestion for the flexible and lowest level local transfer of powers is contained in the DCN’s submission to the independent consultation…