Putting councils in the driving seat will bring the National Bus Strategy to life
Buses provide social, environmental, and economic benefits rather than just profit, says Peter French of the County Councils' Network. Councils are well placed to design a bus system fit for the future, he adds.
Green recovery and growth should be the golden thread for counties
Peter French says the devolution White Paper provides 'an opportune moment for the Government to empower places and give counties the powers and funding they need to level-up and ensure everyone everywhere has a bright future'.
Counties can help speed delivery of the right homes in the right places
We must move away from simply 'planning by numbers' when it comes to housing and instead seek to create genuine and sustainable communities, says Peter French