Council officers in appeal bid against planning committee
Officers at Vale of Glamorgan Council are to lodge an appeal after its planning committee failed to grant permission for a housing development.
Council to review development company
Cambridgeshire CC has brought in external consultants to look into its development company.
Here we go again on planning
Will the imminent Government planning proposals be the reforms that end all reforms, asks Steve Quartermain.
Planning overhaul ‘crucial’ to climate change
Changes to planning should be a priority in the fight against climate change, MPs have been told.
Ministers set to water down planning proposals
Speculation is growing that ministers are preparing to water down their proposed planning reforms.
Council tax urgently needs updating
Lorna Baxter says that while council tax is not a broken tax it is one that 'urgently needs updating with extensions and flexibilities before it becomes so obsolete that it loses its credibility'.
Councils handed deadline for Afghan resettlement offers
Ministers have asked every council in the UK to come forward with offers of support for the Afghan resettlement scheme within 10 days.
Councils ask for national support on climate change
Councils have said they stand ready to take action to reduce carbon emissions, but require action from central government.
Why working with Irish businesses could fuel local economic growth
Laura Brocklebank reports on the success of an innovation and knowledge sharing event with London council leaders focused on greater trade collaboration between the UK and Ireland.
Protecting tenants the Bristol way
Bristol City Council’s Rogue Landlord Unit has saved 345 tenancies in two years, says Shona Ali. She reports on a survey of councils and looks at long-term solutions to ensure protection for all renters.
Planning’s darkest hour?
Hugh Ellis and Dan Stone ask why England’s national planning policy does not prioritise action on climate change. Government ‘is fiddling while the world burns’, they conclude.
Tackling health inequalities and the climate crisis in tandem
Graham Duxbury explains why a solid social infrastructure can help households to take back control of their energy bills and improve their quality of life.
Council leader warns of 'serious risks' over local plan withdrawal
Rutland CC’s decision to withdraw its local plan leaves it facing ‘serious risks,’ the authority’s own leader has warned.
Getting bid quality right
Using Oldham’s regeneration strategy as an example, Stephen Cox presents his guide to the three key themes he says should form the backbone of high quality bids for levelling up cash.
MHCLG housebuilding survey met with scepticism
A government survey designed to find out ‘any remaining barriers that may be stifling’ councils’ housebuilding plans has been met with scepticism by council chiefs.
The Paralympics and public procurement for the public good
We need to make sure the principles that drove big set piece investments such as London 2012 are reflected in everyday public spending, says Patrick Thomson from the Shaw Trust Foundation.
Districts call for government intervention over supported housing
Three out of five district councils fear they do not have enough good quality supported housing for the next five years, a new survey has found.
Chief executive departs Croydon's property firm
Colm Lacey, who has headed Brick By Brick since its inception in 2016, will leave in the coming months as it prepares to be wound down.
Quarter of rough sleepers no longer being housed under Everyone In
One in four people placed in emergency accommodation under the Government’s Everyone In scheme are no longer being housed, campaigners have warned today.
Welsh Government looks at holiday home reforms
Holiday home owners in Wales could be charged the full amount of business rates amid claims people are being priced out of their local area.