Topic: Housing and Planning

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High streets and town centres in 2030

14 Mar 2019 in Briefings

2018 was a tough year for retailers, with household names going into administration or announcing major restructuring and store closures. The HCLG committee concludes they are on the brink, yet with the right strategic leadership they can thrive in the future. Local authorities should be at the heart of this.


Planning for Affordable Housing

26 Feb 2019 in Briefings

The Town and Country Planning Association has published Planning for Affordable Housing. The TCPA’s Planning for Affordable Housing project examines how the planning system is delivering affordable housing and how it can be supported to do so in a manner which greater reflects local needs.


Housing and planning round-up February 2019

24 Feb 2019 in Briefings

This month’s round-up features housebuilding news and include items on a new complaints service, overcrowding, brexit, renting back right to buy homes, planning appeals and garden towns. It lists the latest consultations.


Swift read: Rough sleeping

18 Feb 2019 in Briefings

Officially there are 4,677 people sleeping rough in England - marginally fewer than a year ago but still close to three times as many as in 2010. We set out here the latest statistics.


Metro Mayor Precept – Value for Money?

12 Feb 2019 in Briefings

If local taxpayers are now going to be asked to finance the running of a combined authority, are they getting value for money? We look here at the 2019-20 budget of the Liverpool Combined Authority and what has been achieved there since its inception.



The draft domestic abuse bill

6 Feb 2019 in Briefings

The draft Domestic Abuse Bill is now open for consultation. The draft bill’s provisions include a statutory definition of domestic abuse, a new domestic abuse commissioner and a system of domestic abuse protection notices and protection orders to deter and monitor perpetrators