Topic: Sustainability and Environmental issues

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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.




Housing and planning round-up December 2018

13 Dec 2018 in Briefings

Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes


Going to town – putting towns on the policy map

10 Dec 2018 in Briefings

There has been less focus on towns as ‘engines of growth’ for the national economy, yet millions of people live, work, shop and socialise in towns. This briefing provides an overview of research and approaches used by governments to support towns in the UK and Ireland.


Housing and planning round-up November 2018

14 Nov 2018 in Briefings

Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.


Electric vehicles

24 Oct 2018 in Briefings

The government’s Road to Zero Strategy sets out plans to meet the pledge of banning all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. A number of other reports suggest that the government needs to do far more to support the roll-out of electric vehicles.


Housing and planning round-up October 2018

15 Oct 2018 in Briefings

Our monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing.



National Adaptation Programme 2018 – 2023

19 Sep 2018 in Briefings

This is the second National Adaptation Programme (NAP), released every five years as a legal requirement under the Climate Change Act. It outlines the strategies and actions in place to adapt to the predicted changes in the climate expected in the UK to 2050