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North Yorkshire consults on new town councils


Residents of Harrogate and Scarborough are being consulted on plans to create town councils for both areas.

Council eyes cutting back rubbish collection


A council could reduce how often it picks up household rubbish that cannot be recycled or composted to once a month despite Government proposals.

Lincolnshire devolution deal approved


Lincolnshire CC members have approved a devolution deal for the area which will see the establishment of the Greater Lincolnshire Mayoral Combined County.

Basic efficiency savings all ‘long gone’, Chancellor told


No more 'basic efficiencies' left to make, leaders tell Chancellor in response to reports he will call for consultants and diversity schemes to be cut.

Government timetable could push councils to issue section 114s


Government’s timeline for implementing changes to tackle risky borrowing by some councils could end up pushing councils into S114 territory, treasurers warn.

Council apologises after Weetabix factory confusion


North Northamptonshire Council apologises after confusion over the location of a Weetabix factory led to the planning department consulting the wrong street.

Officer warning over street votes


Council officers have issued a scathing response to plans for street-level planning votes – dismissing the idea as a costly ‘proliferation of polls’.

Council consults on name change


Tewkesbury Borough Council is considering changing its name after communities said the current title is not representative of the wider area.

Nottingham proposes cutting 550 jobs


Nottingham City Council has proposed cutting 554 full-time equivalent posts in an attempt to tackle its financial shortfall.

Lincolnshire consults on devolution plan


Residents across Greater Lincolnshire are being consulted on a devolution proposal for the region.

28 Durham councillors lost in proposed boundary change


Changes proposed by the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) would see the loss of 28 councillors in County Durham.

PM promises to limit council tree felling


Residents will have to be consulted before local authorities remove trees in their areas, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced.

LGA seeks views on improvement framework


The LGA has called on those working in or with local government to provide feedback on how the improvement and assurance framework can be improved.

Wales consults on council tax reform


The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on redesigning the country's council tax system.

Council bosses raise concerns over refugee cap


The Local Government Association (LGA) has raised concerns about plans to introduce a national cap on refugees that is informed by consultation with local authorities.

Kensington & Chelsea launches standards drawn up with residents


Kensington and Chelsea LBC has become the first council to publish service standards co-designed with residents as part of its continuing response to the Grenfell tragedy.

London Councils signals hike in parking and traffic penalties


Cross-party group London Councils is consulting on penalty charges for parking and traffic offences, and says current charges are not high enough.

Newcastle to consult on bringing housing in-house


Newcastle City Council will consult on bringing its housing services back in-house.

Yorkshire councillors consider plans to create new town councils


North Yorkshire Council members are set to consider plans to introduce town councils in Harrogate and Scarborough after householders show support.

Councils call for more radical thinking on short-term lets


Whitehall proposals to regulate short-term holiday lets fail to deliver what is needed to tackle housing shortages and ministers should think ‘more radically,’ councils have said.

Mayor launches bus franchising consultation


Mayor Steve Rotheram has launched a consultation on bus reform in the Liverpool City Region.

Holyrood consults on 20-minute neighbourhoods


People in Scotland are being asked for their views on how to improve the planning system.

Air quality consultation launched


The Government has launched a consultation on how councils in England can improve air quality.

Campaigners resist plans to cut down trees for ‘eco homes’


Residents of historic Bournville village in Birmingham have called on their local councillor to intervene over a plan to cut down trees and build ‘eco homes’.

Cornwall devolution consultation delivers mixed results


A consultation on whether Cornwall should have an elected mayor and a devolution deal has produced mixed results.

How neurodiversity relates to planning and development


James Sackley of Boyer argues that it is important to consider neurodiversity during the planning process.

District chiefs welcome proposed planning fee boost


District council leaders have welcomed a proposal that could see an increase in planning fees to help over-stretched local planning departments.

BCP Council proposes barbeque ban


BCP Council has launched a consultation on proposals to prohibit barbeques in public spaces and other ‘negative behaviours’.

Districts' legal threat over devolution deal


Four Norfolk districts have threatened to take legal action over the county’s handling of a devolution deal struck with Government.

Unison members back pay offer


Members of trade union Unison have voted by 63.5% to 36.5% to accept the national employers’ final pay offer for local government services employees.

Council consults on powers to limit HMOs


Coventry City Council has launched a consultation on plans to limit the number of residential houses being rented out to multiple occupants.

Plan for asylum centre on ex-RAF base scrapped


Hambleton District Council has cautiously welcomed the Government’s decision to scrap a planned asylum reception centre.

Council tax revaluation announced for Wales


The Welsh Government has announced it will revalue all 1.5 million properties in the country under bold plans to modernise the council tax system.

Liverpool residents vote to keep elected mayor position


Liverpool residents have voted to retain the position of directly elected city mayor.

Unions demand 'substantial' pay increase


Councils will be consulted this month after local government trade unions demanded a ‘substantial’ pay increase amid rising costs of food, fuel and household bills.

Bristol City Council launches consultation on plans to build 1,500 houses


Bristol residents are being asked to give their views on a development that promises to deliver 1,500 homes and employment space for over 500 jobs.

Council launches consultation on £250m town centre plan


Kirklees Council has launched a public consultation on the ‘cultural heart’ of its £250m, 10-year blueprint to transform Huddersfield town centre.

Mayor Khan launches consultation on ULEZ expansion


A consultation on plans to expand the ULEZ to cover most of London has been launched as part of the effort to improve air quality and reduce congestion.

Nine ways to create a good design code


Jane Dann outlines the nine steps that local authorities can take to get a good code in place.

Residents will have to approve street names changes under new proposals


Councils will be required to get approval from local residents to change street names under new proposals announced today.

Consultation on replacing Vagrancy Act is launched


The Government has launched a consultation on replacing an 'outdated' law that criminalises homeless people.

Air quality consultations launched


The Government has launched two consultations on proposals to make it easier for local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their areas.

Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched


The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.

Liverpool residents to be consulted on city’s governance


Liverpool residents are to be consulted on how they think the city should be governed from 2023.

Social housing staff training review confirmed


The Government today confirmed a review of the training of social housing staff after receiving thousands of complaints in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.

Developments expected to deliver 10% boost to biodiversity


The Government has launched a consultation that aims to ensure wildlife can be better protected and enhanced in future developments.

City council considers bringing in parking levy


Leicester City Council has launched a consultation over a scheme that could see companies charged for car parking spaces.

Council to in-source housing services


Haringey Council has announced it is in-sourcing housing services after a consultation saw residents back the change.

Unison warns of strike action over council pay


Trade union Unison has warned of future strike action unless local government employers improve their pay offer.

Consultation on mandatory COVID vaccines launched


The Government has launched a consultation on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

Welsh Government looks at holiday home reforms


Holiday home owners in Wales could be charged the full amount of business rates amid claims people are being priced out of their local area.

Teachers tell Williamson to end ‘fixation’ with banning mobiles


School and college leaders have called on the education secretary to end what they describe as his ‘fixation’ with banning mobile phones in classrooms.

Consultation on plans to support natural areas launched


The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to help local communities better support their natural areas.

Consultation on Greater Manchester development plan launched


Residents of Greater Manchester were yesterday urged to take part in an eight-week public consultation on a new joint development plan for homes and jobs.

Treasury launches consultation for business rates revaluations every three years


Business rates revaluations could take place more frequently to better reflect changing economic conditions under proposals unveiled by the Government.

Vaccine may be made compulsory for care home staff


Staff in English care homes with older adults may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to tackle hesitancy within the sector.

Councils to be given five years to spend Right to Buy receipts


Councils will be given five years to spend receipts from Right to Buy sales as part of an overhaul of the key housing policy, local government secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.

Consultation starts on restructuring local government in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset


A consultation on creating unitary authorities in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset has been announced today by the Government.

Manchester CC launches consultation on 270 home regeneration proposal


Manchester City Council has launched a consultation on a regeneration plan that will see 270 new homes built in Collyhurst.

During lockdown consultation needs renewed effort


Damien Sharkey explores how councils can consult fairly with residents during the lockdown.

Gateshead to look at bring housing back in-house


Gateshead MBC is to formally consult on proposals to bring its housing services back in-house.

Greater Manchester first to consult on bus franchising


Greater Manchester is set to become the first city-region in the UK to hold a public consultation on the introduction of a bus franchising scheme.

Whitehall consults on plans to simplify planning rules for 5G roll-out


The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to simplify planning rules for mobile infrastructure to support the roll-out of 5G across the country.

Council drops plans to close ‘third of libraries’ after outcry


Essex County Council has done a U-turn on its plan to close nearly a third of its libraries after a consultation received thousands of responses opposing it.

Council told to consult residents over free parking


Stockport Council has been told to consult residents over their right to free parking permits after the ombudsman found it had been unfairly refusing them.

Delay to Northamptonshire reorganisation welcomed


Council leaders have welcomed the year-long delay to plans to create two new unitaries in Northamptonshire.

Hopes for legislative backing behind new code


An overhaul of financial management in councils could be enshrined in law, according to a consultation that stakeholders must respond to within days to influence.

Whitehall publishes consultation on home school register


Local authority leaders have welcomed proposals from the Government to launch a new register of all children not attending mainstream schools.

NAO floats auditing overhaul


The way auditors examine council accounts could be overhauled, the National Audit Office (NAO) has suggested.

Council chiefs welcome pothole consultation


Local government leaders have welcomed a Government consultation on utility firms’ roadworks guarantee, but warned it does not address the repairs backlog.

Council chiefs insist waste reforms must be ‘fully funded’


Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.

Council faces legal action over £20m cuts to SEND budget


Surrey County Council is facing a legal battle over plans to cut its special educational needs and disabilities budget by more than £20m.

Gloucester CC consults on £50m regeneration scheme


Gloucester City Council has launched a consultation on a £50m regeneration scheme designed to provide support to the city’s creative industries.

Whitehall to consult on allowing ‘fracking’ without planning permission


The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to allow drilling for shale gas to go ahead without planning permission.

Grayson Perry backs borough’s £3.5m ‘artists’ house’ plans


The Turner prize winner Grayson Perry has thrown his weight behind council plans to build affordable housing for artists in Barking town centre.

Put traveller site provision first, charities tell Whitehall


Charities have written to the Government urging it to address the ‘root cause’ of unauthorised traveller sites rather than adopting more punitive measures.

Government to review council powers over illegal traveller sites


The Government is to review how local authorities can deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments more effectively.

Public backs 'safe, accessible' Oxford Street pedestrianisation


Plans to pedestrianise part of Oxford Street have been backed by a majority of the 22,000 people who responded to the latest consultation but the authorities have pledged to look at issues of safety and accessibility raised by the public.

Principles agreed for deciding future of Grenfell Tower site


A set of principles to guide the forthcoming consultations on the future of the Grenfell Tower site have been agreed between the council, the community and the Government.

Consultation launched into future of adult social care workforce


A consultation into addressing the challenges facing the adult social care workforce has been launched.

Isle of Wight launches consultation on school term-times


The Isle of Wight has launched a consultation on whether its policy on school holidays could include cutting the summer break and making half terms longer.

Council considers going for Royal City status


Gloucester City Council has launched a public consultation over whether it should bid for Royal City status.

Westminster consultation on tall buildings ‘not about skyscrapers’, council insists


Westminster CC in London has launched a consultation on whether to consturct more tall buildings to cope with a growing need for housing and office space.

Consultation on proposed changes to Scottish constituencies launched


The Boundary Commission for Scotland has today published its initial proposals for a new map of UK parliamentary constituencies in Scotland, marking the beginning of a three-month public consultation.

Bristol launches consultation amid ‘mountainous budget challenge’


Bristol City Council has launched a consultation on its five-year plan for the city in the context of a ‘mountainous budget challenge.’

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