Can we call it a comeback? The placeshaping agenda has been making a quiet return in town halls across the country, forging ahead without grand frameworks from Whitehall. Liz Watts, Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire, tells us how her council is managing huge increases in housing developments by getting residents involved at the early stages. Stacey Arnold, Local Public Affairs and Campaigning Manager at Cancer Research UK, brings the health perspective on placeshaping, explaining how councils are tackling obesity and smoking through clever planning and behaviour change initiatives.
Plus the highlights from our recent member-only Daily News bulletins, including general election promises on business rates reforms, the recent Supreme Court ruling on the bedroom tax, the huge rise in council spending on temporary accommodation, and the unfolding impact of GDPR on local government.
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Links mentioned in the podcast:
- Content Bundle: GE2019
- Project: Dispatches From The Doorstep
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