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Common weed killer ban could create 228 million council tax cost
Published : 19 May 2017

New economic figures reveal the cost to the local taxpayer of banning common weed killers to keep pavements, parks and public places weed free. ... read more

Local council election results
Published : 19 May 2017

Labour lost more than 380 council seats. The Conservatives have taken control of 28 councils, while Labour secures control of nine. The Liberal ... read more

Planning for the countryside is failing, says CPRE
Published : 19 May 2017

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has shown that councils are failing to apply planning guidance designed to protect precious countryside. ... read more

Landmark ruling strengthens hand of local planners
Published : 19 May 2017

A council in Cheshire has secured a ‘landmark ruling’ from the Supreme Court that will better protect green areas from speculative ... read more

New chance to rescue lost Welsh commons
Published : 19 May 2017

For the first time in 47 years, the public can claim ‘lost’ commons in Wales. From 5 May 2017 the Welsh Government brought into force ... read more

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