The draft revised guidance clarifies LA statutory duties on home to school transport responding to concerns that some policies contain unlawful elements or are unclear and difficult to understand. Consultation closes 31 October 2019. The briefing also surveys the current state of provision.
Charge! Latest planning shake-up to see electric car chargepoints become compulsory in new buildings
What changes to current building regulations does this consultation propose, and how far will the changes contribute towards meeting the target of the UK achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?
The UK Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the government should legislate for a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Is this target feasible, what would need to be done to achieve it, and what is the role of local government?
This briefing reports on recent key developments on the HS2 project, including an overview of a recent HofL’s Economic Affairs Committee report and an update on the progress of the enabling legislation for the project. HS2 is still highly contentious. Will the new PM have a different perspective on it?
Where are Britain’s new houses actually going to go? How to stop putting the cart before the horse by putting the car before the house.
Britain needs new houses. But a neglected aspect of debates about how to tackle Britain’s housing crisis is this: At a time when Britain needs to build enough houses to create a city the size of Newcastle every year - where exactly are all those new houses going to go?
With the launch of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, this briefing highlights what is now happening in Scotland to improve air quality and looks at one tool local governments everywhere can use in the fight to reduce vehicle emissions – Low Emission Zones.
The National Infrastructure Commission has reported to government on how to ensure the operation of an efficient, low carbon freight system that manages its impact on congestion. Its final report addresses a range of issues including decarbonising the freight sector and the recognition of freight’s role in the planning system.
The report by the National Audit Office published in May 2019 is on the changing role and remit of Local Enterprise Partnerships. The report also deals with progress in strengthening governance, assurance and transparency in LEPs and with funding spent through LEPs to date and future funding arrangements.
The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy was launched in May 2019 and builds on the heritage of the region’s manufacturing, research and technology sectors, taking advantage of skills and infrastructure innovation across the region.
Local industrial strategies aim to raise productivity and earning power. Productivity needs to be boosted in ways that improve working people's lives. Which policy solutions could be adopted by local places to improve living standards and ensure that everyone can benefit from and contribute to economic growth?