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£5bn funding strengthens government affordable homes commitment
Published : 01 November 2003

A £5bn housing allocation has been unveiled by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott to drive forward the Government's commitment to affordable ... read more

Authorities seek to shine in beacon scheme
Published : 01 November 2003

Response to this year's Beacon Council Scheme has exceeded all expectations with 218 applications - 31 more than last year. The tremendous response ... read more

Published : 01 November 2003

Duty of care owed to pupil Simonds v Isle of Wight Council (Law Society's Gazette, 16 October 2003) The claimant, then aged five, had a picnic ... read more

Consultation paper on proposed amendments to legislation when 'Roads Used as Public Paths' are recla
Published : 01 November 2003

Rights of Way Policy Team (CYD 5), Zone 1/01, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EB Telephone 0117 372 8379 I am inviting ... read more

Draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 7 - Sustainable development in rural areas
Published : 01 November 2003

Part 1: Introduction 1. This consultation paper seeks comments on a draft of a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) on Sustainable Development ... read more

Fireworks Act 2003
Published : 01 November 2003

This Act received the Royal Assent on 18 September 2003 and mainly comes into force on a day or on days to be appointed by the Secretary of State. ... read more

Government bill to give high hedges the chop
Published : 01 November 2003

Measures to tackle the misery caused by high hedges have been announced as the Government proposed an amendment to the Anti-Social Behaviour ... read more

Home Secretary: Communities must not take no for an answer on anti-social behaviour
Published : 01 November 2003

The Government today underlined its determination to help rid communities of the scourge of anti-social behaviour with the publication of an ... read more

House Price Index - August 2003
Published : 01 November 2003

The mix-adjusted average house price in the UK in August 2003 stood at £159,010, up from £156,273 in July (not seasonally adjusted). ... read more

Land Registration Act 2002
Published : 01 November 2003

The Land Registration Act makes the biggest changes in the law relating to registered land since the 1920s. The Act came fully into force on ... read more

New sustainable buildings task group
Published : 01 November 2003

A high-level group of builders, developers, planners and environmental advisers will spearhead efforts to raise the environmental quality of ... read more

Technology - savvy councils lead the way on local E-democracy
Published : 01 November 2003

An e-democracy guide to help councils use new technology to connect with their communities was unveiled on 17 October by the Local Government ... read more