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Housing and planning round-up January 2022

Fire safety is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the UK government putting pressure on property developers to raise £4bn towards improvements – including the removal of dangerous cladding. Other topics include homelessness, second homes, heat networks, housebuilding and planning reform.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Oireachtas Report: January 2022

After the Christmas break, the Dáil resumed on Wednesday 19th January for what will, it seems, be Micheál Martin’s last year as Taoiseach – who is due to be replaced by Dr. Leo Varadkar. In this month’s overview, we look at affairs in the Oireachtas throughout January.

Ireland
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Supporting our high streets after Covid-19 – a report from the DLUHC committee

Even before Covid-19, UK high streets faced an uncertain future. Reversing decline on the high street is a growing policy priority and will be a key measure of the success of ‘levelling up’. A recent report from the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities committee takes stock of the issues.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Creating a cultural ecosystem: Lake Macquarie’s cultural revolution

This briefing explores how Lake Macquarie City Council focused on building their own cultural identity and to develop the community’s engagement in arts and culture through an internal reorganization or ‘convergence’ of arts, culture, and tourism – the three areas vital to the City’s ongoing transformation.

Australia

LGiU Australia Year End Review 2021

A summary of what LGiU Australia got up to in 2021, highlighting some content you might have missed and taking a look at what we’ve got coming up in 2022, including some new member benefits.

Australia
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Swift read: Tackling fuel poverty in Scotland

A national strategy to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland has been unveiled – including tighter regulation of housing and better support for households who face barriers making their homes more energy-efficient. This swift read looks at the key proposals.

Scotland
Members

Parliamentary update: December 2021 – January 2022

The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales
Members

Planning for large-scale residential developments

This briefing examines the proposed new arrangements of the Planning and Development Bill 2021 which is expected to be enacted into law this month and its implications for large-scale residential developments.

Ireland