Essential reading: housing and planning
Local authorities play an important role in developing healthy, sustainable neighbourhoods and ensuring that there are enough high-quality homes.
We have picked out a few items from our huge library of local government content that we hope will provide you with inspiration, ideas or just food for thought and make you want to delve deeper into the LGIU’s local government resources.
This page is part of LGIU’s resources for new councillors.
Primer: The planning system
This primer sets out the planning process, common terms and phrases and details current issues within the planning system. This is one in a series of primers from the LGIU: indepth introductions for councillors to the work of local authorities across key topics. Read the primer.
Housing is one of the most important local government services, even though many councils do not own or let homes. This is one in a series of primers from the LGIU: indepth introductions for councillors to the work of local authorities across key topics. Read the primer.
Bundle: 20-min Neighbourhoods
This bundle examines the impact of the pandemic on urban planning and explores the concept of a 20-minute neighbourhood from a local government perspective. View the bundle.
Bundle: Smart cities
This bundle explores the potential of smart cities and digital integration, along with international case studies. View the bundle.
Bundle: Town and city – sustainability, recovery and resilience
This bundle brings together two series of briefings and other recent LGIU work looking at how towns and cities are responding to crises now and planning for the future. View the bundle.
If we’ve piqued your interest, why not browse through the our housing and planning topic page. From policy briefings to podcasts we have a wide range of content exploring this subject. Go to topic page.
Sign up to our website and we will keep you up to date whenever we publish something on a topic you are interested in. Create your website account, it’s free and easy to do, when you get to the ‘My interests’ page select ‘housing and planning’ and any other topics you want.
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