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Housing and planning round-up May 2019

This month’s round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.

England & Wales, Scotland
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School exclusion: Timpson review and DfE response

The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.

England & Wales, Scotland
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The Irish Option – Changing the Way Councils Respond to Travellers

Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from English land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.

Scotland
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Adaptation actions in cities: what works?

Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

New Councillors: advice and support

Being elected as a councillor is exciting, but can be overwhelming. This briefing is a taster of what the LGiU can help you with and what will be useful to focus on in your first weeks in your new role.

England & Wales