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DCN gives evidence to HCLG Committee inquiry into Permitted Development Rights

DCN gives evidence to HCLG Committee inquiry into Permitted Development Rights The DCN welcomes this important report from the HCLG Committee following their inquiry into permitted development rights. We're pleased the Committee has recognised the legitimate concerns held by district...
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District Councils’ Network response to decision on local government reform proposals in North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Somerset

District Councils’ Network response to decision on local government reform proposals in North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Somerset Cllr John Fuller OBE, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: These decisions on North Yorkshire and Somerset are bitterly disappointing. In the...
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DCN responds to Defra proposals for consistency in household and business recycling

DCN responds to Defra proposals for consistency in household and business recycling The DCN believes that local councils and communities- from our city centres to our rural hamlets, and everyone in between- should continue to be able to decide how...
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‘Unnecessary’ garden waste collection changes to cost taxpayer £2.5 billion – councils warn

‘Unnecessary’ garden waste collection changes to cost taxpayer £2.5 billion – councils warn  National plans to roll out a free garden waste collection service for all households across the country will cost the taxpayer £2.5 billion in just seven years,...
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DCN responds to a proposed Waste Prevention Plan for England

DCN responds to a proposed Waste Prevention Plan for England The District Councils' Network supports the proposals for a Waste Prevention Plan for England. We believe that to ensure a truly sustainable waste system efforts need to be focused on...
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