This month's round-up includes the latest news on building safety, homelessness duties, permitted development, and planning appeals.
Edinburgh Council’s Leader, Cllr Adam Mcvey, is marching the issue of tourism tax all the way to Holyrood. We speak to him about what he’s learned from the process about developing a solid evidence base and reaching out to less-than-enthusiastic stakeholders. Back in London, LGiU spoke before the CLG Select Committee this week about the […]
Andrew Walker reports on the work of the LGiU's Homelessness Commission which will publish its final report next month.
Fleshwounds from a silver bullet? Counting the cost of the unforeseen consequences of permitted development
The government has promised a new fast-track planning route, allowing accelerated creation of new homes and improved vibrancy of town centres at “no net cost” to councils. But are these promises too good to be true? What could be the impact on residents, housing quality, and on local authority finances?
What are the main issues dominating local government and what could happen over the next period – though predictions are perhaps rather problematic at the moment given the current nature of politics.
This month's round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.
Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.
The problems facing seaside towns stem from a combination of geography and wider industrial decline. A Lords committee says they must reinvent themselves by making more effective use of their assets. There needs to be increased government investment providing better transport, housing and digital infrastructure and new tailored enterprise zones.
This month’s round-up includes news on segregated housing, rough sleeping data, right to buy, poverty, evictions and private landlords, garden towns, and brownfield sites. It also lists ongoing consultations.
Towns have had none of the attention that has been lavished on cities in recent years, writes Janet Sillett. But any solution to help them thrive must see towns as more than a single shopping street.