August 24, 2016
new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

DCN response to Local Plans Expert Group

District councils outlined a series of reforms to the Local Plans Expert Group aimed at simplifying the planning system and helping to realise Government ambitions for […]
August 17, 2016
new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

We need more flexibility on planning

In The MJ, 16 August 2016: It is important that the performance of councils in approving planning permissions is considered within the wider context of local authorities […]
July 5, 2016
DCN chairman Cllr Neil Clarke, APPG for District Councils Summer Reception

DCN Assembly Speech at LGA Conference – 5 July 2016

DCN chairman Cllr Neil Clarke called for strategic dialogue with Government to boost devolution and financial resourcing necessary to support delivery of 86 vital frontline services […]
February 9, 2016
Houses of Parliament, Big Ben clock face, APPG for District Councils

District Councils’ Network responds to Local Government Finance Settlement 2016/17

In response to yesterday’s Local Government Finance Settlement announcement, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said: “It is reassuring to see […]