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The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2031) [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

These Regulations make provision for the conduct of referendums held under paragraph 16 of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 ... read more

Hodgson Review calls for a ‘new settlement’ for charities
Published : 29 August 2012

Charities should be given more control and freedom over how they are run, Lord Hodgson has said in his report on the Charities Act 2006. Last ... read more

New Bill introduced to tackle roadside litter [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

A new Private Member’s Bill proposes to tackle roadside litter once and for all after the Government dithers over taking real action. Conservative ... read more

Multi million package of support to revive the country’s high streets [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

Nearly 400 Town Teams are to win backing from a multi-million pound package of Government support to revive their high streets and make them ... read more

Councils urged to give voluntary sector a leading role [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has told local authorities that there is no excuse for leaving the voluntary and community sector behind ... read more

NGOs join forces to break England’s bag habit [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

Four leading environmental organisations have joined forces to call for a levy on single-use bags in England, following the success of such levies ... read more

New guidance to help councillors with new transparency agenda [not Wales
Published : 29 August 2012

Following the introduction of a new local standards regime last month guidance clarifying the requirements of councillors to declare their pecuniary ... read more

Planning Portal - DCMS consults on reform of listing regime [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has started consulting on options for changing the system of listed building consents (LBCs) in line ... read more

101 ways councils will be helping Police and Crime Commissioners
Published : 29 August 2012

Councils have identified hundreds of ways in which they will be helping new police and crime commissioners protect the public and drive down ... read more

Paths for Communities (P4C) – Natural England [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

Paths for Communities is a £2 million funding scheme set up to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England ... read more

Important next steps for the Green Deal
Published : 29 August 2012

Green Deal registration has opened, allowing organisations to begin the Green Deal authorisation process. The new Green Deal Quality Mark will ... read more

New Draft Map of Open Country and Registered Common Land Issued [Wales only]
Published : 29 August 2012

Every ten years, the Countryside Council for Wales is required by law to review the maps of open access to mountain, moor, heath, downland and ... read more

The Community Right to Challenge [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

The Community Right to Challenge Grant Programme managed on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government by The Social Investment ... read more

A new vision for National Trails [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

The future of National Trails could be secured if there was a national champion to support and promote them. Responsibility for the 13 National ... read more

Rescue our secret paths before they are lost for ever
Published : 29 August 2012

We have called for no implementation of the 2026 cut off for claims to add paths to the definitive map of rights of way until there is in place ... read more

Councils save millions by sharing services
Published : 29 August 2012

A major new report into local authorities sharing services has quantified the benefits and feasibility of joining forces to save money. The ‘Services ... read more

Living Streets welcomes Government guide to revitalising urban spaces
Published : 29 August 2012

Living Streets welcomes the publication of Re-imagining Urban Spaces to Help Revitalise Our High Streets by the Department for Communities and ... read more

Department for Communities and Local Government now publishing all spend over £250 [not Wales]
Published : 29 August 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government has taken its transparency pledge to a new level by publishing all spend data over £250. ... read more

EU rules choking off councils’ money saving efforts
Published : 29 August 2012

Tortuous EU procurement rules, which are choking off opportunities to save taxpayers’ money and promote local growth, are in danger of ... read more

Parades, freedom of borough and street naming for Olympic heroes
Published : 29 August 2012

As Olympic stars return home with one of the country’s biggest haul of Olympic medals, councils across the country are laying on celebrations, ... read more

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