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DCN responds to the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy

DCN RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY Responding to today’s publication of the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, Cllr Tom Beattie, Vice Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “As the housing authorities, district councils are at the forefront of preventing and tackling rough sleeping. This strategy will help Districts tackle the growing problem of homelessness…

DCN responds to the revised National Planning Policy Framework

DCN RESPONDS TO THE REVISED NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK Responding to the Government’s changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, Cllr Gillian Brown, DCN Planning spokesperson, said: “England’s 201 district councils are committed to delivering the housing that this country and our communities desperately need throughout two thirds of the country. “Whilst the revised NPPF…

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DCN responds to announcement on negative RSG

DCN RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEGATIVE RSG Responding to the Government’s announcement ensuring councils will not lose out through negative RSG in 2019/20, Cllr John Fuller, Chairman of the District Councils’ Network, said: “The District Councils Network is delighted that the Government has listened to the concerns of our members and that its preferred option…

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DCN responds to announcement on Local Enterprise Partnerships

DCN RESPONDS TO ANNOUNCEMENT ON LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS Responding to the Government’s policy paper on “Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships”, Cllr Mark Crane, spokesperson for the DCN Stronger Economies workstream, said: “Whilst the DCN welcome Government’s recognition that economic geographies often cross administrative boundaries, we remain concerned that the removal of overlaps may limit the ability…