DCN launches transformation toolkit

DCN LAUNCHES TRANSFORMATION TOOLKIT The District Councils’ Network has today launched a “Transformation in Localities Toolkit” to provide district councils with a practical evidence base to work together across local geographies that make sense to partners and at a scale that reflects the way people live their lives. As well as demonstrating partnership working between councils, the toolkit also…

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DCN responds to the Developer Contributions Consultation

In submitting its response to the Developer Contributions Consultation, Cllr Mark Crane, DCN Members’ Board Lead for Stronger Economies, said: “New developments create new demands on infrastructure in district areas. It’s vital that a revised system of developer contributions can fully support additional infrastructure and reflect the increases in land value from granting planning permissions…

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DCN responds to the revised NPPF consultation

In submitting its response to the revised NPPF consultation, Cllr Mark Crane, DCN Members’ Board Lead for Stronger Economies, said: “District councils, as the planning and housing authorities, already play a vital role in helping to get the country building more homes through the timely approval of applications, but with more empowerment they can do…

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DCN responds to appointment of new local government minister

DCN RESPONDS TO APPOINTMENT OF NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER Responding to the appointment of the Rt Hon James Brokenshire as the new Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: We congratulate James Brokenshire on this appointment and look forward to building a relationship with…