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Landowners plan public-path grab
Published : 01 March 2012

We have condemned the Country Land and Business Association's (CLA) plans for public paths as 'an attack on our historic path heritage'. We were ... read more

Mayoral referendum election date confirmed (not Wales)
Published : 01 March 2012

Ballot boxes will open on 3 May 2012 for voters to decide on directly elected mayors for England's largest cities. The Government believes that ... read more

Planning Portal hits the million app mark
Published : 01 March 2012

The one millionth planning application has been processed by the Government's planning resource website, a site that has now delivered savings ... read more

Planning principles & the Localism Act 2011
Published : 01 March 2012

Planning principles and the Localism Act 2011 1. Planning is concerned with the control ofdevelopment. This is defined in section 55 of the Town ... read more

Save water now to limit the effects of drought
Published : 01 March 2012

Everyone must find a way to save water to help limit the effects of drought, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has said following a major ... read more

Seaside town rejuvenation: £24 million fund opened
Published : 01 March 2012

A new fund to help support much loved seaside towns create new jobs and prosperity has been launched by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and ... read more

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums) (Council Tax Increases) (England) Regulations 2012) S
Published : 01 March 2012

These Regulations, which came into force on 18 February 2012, make provision for the conduct of referendums held under Chapter 4ZA of Part 1 ... read more

The Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums)(England) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/323) (not Wales)
Published : 01 March 2012

These Regulations, which came into force on 8 February 2012, replace the Local Authorities (Conduct of Referendums)(England) Regulations 2007 ... read more

The Local Authorities (Elected Mayors) (Elections, Terms of Office & Casual Vacancies) (England) R
Published : 01 March 2012

Under the Local Government Act 2000 (the 2000 Act) a local authority may, or may be required to, hold a referendum on the question of whether ... read more

The Local Authority (Referendums Relating to Council Tax Increases) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/460) [
Published : 01 March 2012

These Regulations, which come into force on 16 March, make provision in relation to council tax referendums and the changes to local authority ... read more

The Localism Act 2011 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2012 (SI 2012/411)
Published : 01 March 2012

Article 2 of this Order brought into force on 18 February 2012 the following provisions of the Localism Act 2011, in relation to England and ... read more

The majority of councils looking to freeze or reduce council tax (not Wales)
Published : 01 March 2012

Residents and hard pressed families will be relieved that the majority of councils are intending to make their cost of living a little easier ... read more

The Right Way Forward: The CLA's common sense approach to access in the countryside 2012
Published : 01 March 2012

Executive Summary The rights of way system defies common sense. Highway authorities spend tens of thousands of pounds investigating claims of ... read more

Access system needs to be modernised
Published : 01 March 2012

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) today has published The Right Way Forward: The CLA's common sense approach to access in the countryside ... read more

Councils must consider equality laws when changing services
Published : 01 March 2012

Councils and housing associations considering altering services or changing their housing allocation policies are being advised to use new guidelines ... read more

Councils receive first £100 million in Icelandic bank payouts
Published : 01 March 2012

The first £100 million of money recovered from collapsed Icelandic bank Landsbanki has been paid into council accounts. The payment follows ... read more

Councils respond to local government pay claim
Published : 01 March 2012

In order to protect funding to vital frontline services and reduce further job losses, no pay offer will be made to local government employees ... read more

Eric Pickles gives councils back the freedom to pray (not Wales)
Published : 01 March 2012

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has given local councils a major new power that will allow town halls to continue to hold prayers. Local ... read more

Eric Pickles: New local pay guidance to help tackle tax avoidance
Published : 01 March 2012

Government rules to open up Town Hall pay practices and senior salaries to public scrutiny now include measures to root out any inappropriate ... read more

Former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion announced as successor to Bill Bryson (not Wales)
Published : 01 March 2012

The writer Sir Andrew Motion will formally be proposed as the new President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) in June 2012, succeeding ... read more

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