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Local pubs and community value

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Viewpoint: The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Claire Cain explains why they want more pubs to be listed as Assets of Community Value

Prospects for Codifying the Relationship between Central and Local Government: final report

This briefing covers the final report of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee following its inquiry into the prospects of codifying the relationship between central and local government.
The briefing summarises the content of the report including the draft code, the principles underpinning the code and pertinent points arising from the Committee’s consultation.
This briefing will be of interest to local government officers, elected members and those with an interest in localism, democracy and devolution.

Last orders? How councils can protect local pubs from closure

Iris Murdoch once wrote of pubs as ‘universal places, like churches, hallowed meeting places of mankind’. This leads you to two inevitable conclusions: 1) she had a lovely turn of phrase and fully deserved that DBE, and 2) she had …

Updated guide to Localism Act

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The LGiU has updated its Guide to the Localism Act originally published in February 2012. The February guide brought together a series of LGiU briefings on the Act published in November and December 2011, alongside additional comment. The updated guide brings …

Neighbourhood planning update summer 2012

During 2012 the legislative framework and funding context for neighbourhood planning has continued to develop:

• neighbourhood planning regulations came into force in April 2012
• referendum questions have been revised
• £17 million has been made available over three years to help develop community right to build orders.

Neighbourhood planning practice is also beginning to take shape:

• there is considerable enthusiasm for neighbourhood planning
• the first neighbourhood forum has been designated (Balsall Health in Birmingham)
• sustaining the momentum for neighbourhood planning faces two main challenges: aligning neighbourhood plans with local plans, and matching neighbourhood capacity and funding with the resources required to prepare a neighbourhood plan.

This briefing will be of interest to elected members from all levels of local government (including town and parish councils), planning and community development officers, and neighbourhood forums and community groups.

The Localism Act – a handy guide

On 8 February the LGiU hosted a major one-day policy conference for the south-west and west midlands. The Localism Act – over to you brought together Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell, Cities Advisor Lord Shipley, with a range of local councillors and officers, as …

Civil Society Innovation Network: session 3

  The third session of the LGiU’s Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 February, at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to discuss the challenges and implications of the Localism Act. The Network heard from:   DCLG discussed …

“The Localism Act – over to you”

Today we’re in Bristol hosting a major one-day policy conference for the south-west and west midlands. The Localism Act – over to you brings together Local Government Minister Andrew Stunell, Cities Advisor Lord Shipley, with a range of local councillors and officers as well …

The year local government takes charge

This article was first published by Total Politics. This year, many of the coalition’s localist policies come into effect. What will this mean for how we see local politics? 2012 looks like being a big year for local politics. Strangely, this may …

Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The Question session will take place today at 2.30pm. LGiU will cover the oral questions live and will produce a briefing available to member authorities. 1 Mr Douglas Carswell (Clacton): What steps his Department has taken to increase transparency in (a) …