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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…

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DCN high level response to: “CCN response to independent studies on structural reform”

DCN high level response to: “CCN response to independent studies on structural reform” Commenting in response to independent studies looking into potential local government reorganisation in district and county areas published today by the County Councils Network (CCN), chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), Cllr Neil Clarke, said: “Although this report raises some valid questions…