DCN responds to draft analysis of Letwin review

Responding to draft analysis of the Letwin review into housebuilding, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the Districts’ Council Network, said: “The draft analysis from the Letwin review shows there is now a pressing need to rebalance the negotiating power between developers and councils following land allocation in favour of the planning and housing authorities so…

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DCN responds to Theresa May’s speech on NHS funding

Responding to Theresa May’s keynote speech on NHS funding, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “Whilst we welcome the announcement of an additional £20 billion promised for the Health Service, we will only get full value if we focus on prevention to keep people healthy and prevent illness. “District councils are…

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…