HOUSEBUILDING SLOW-DOWN COULD LEAVE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SAY OVER NEW DEVELOPMENTS, COUNCILS WARN

HOUSEBUILDING SLOW-DOWN COULD LEAVE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SAY OVER NEW DEVELOPMENTS, COUNCILS WARN A slow-down in house-building due to the coronavirus crisis could see councils unfairly penalised, and communities denied a say in new developments under current planning rules, a new survey by the District Councils’ Network warns today. With construction on new homes almost coming…

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT REPORT

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT REPORT Responding to a new independent report about the quality standard of homes delivered through certain permitted development rights for the change of use, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network lead member for stronger economies, said: “This report raises a number of concerns which we share over homes created…

DCN Responds to £500m COVID-19 Funding Allocations For Councils

DCN Responds to £500m COVID-19 Funding Allocations For Councils July 17 2020 Responding to the funding allocations for the extra £500 million in COVID-19 government funding for local authorities, District Councils’ Network finance spokesperson, Cllr Sharon Taylor, said: “This extra funding is welcome and will give some help to district councils, which face significant financial…