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 economic growth. Proposals submitted in evidence by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) to the Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) contained a raft of measures for improving the local plan…

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 and advance the agendas for housing and economic growth, health and wellbeing in district areas – speaking at the DCN Assembly on 5 July held at the LGA Conference in Bournemouth.…

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 that for the first time in many years there have been significant improvements between the provisional and final settlement. We commend those changes. “We particularly welcome the decision to…