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Last month in Housing and planning in the UK

Given the common problems and challenges in both housing and planning between Ireland and the UK, and in the spirit of sharing good and bad practices in local government, here's a roundup of what's been going on in housing and planning in the UK in the last month.

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Time for Towns: Closing the Policy Gap

Research from the Carnegie UK Trust has found that there is a policy gap at the towns level. This briefing explores how towns can be supported to work together and to develop and focus on a positive narrative telling the story of their place.

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Making Ireland Climate Resilient

The impacts of climate change on Ireland are already being felt. In this briefing we examine the next step in national policy development to enable the State, its agencies, local government and individual citizens prepare for what will be an on-going feature of life in the future.

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Older generations to the rescue: the future of the high street

Over the past two decades, Britain’s high streets have been in decline as consumer behaviour has changed and economic pressures are causing retailers to close their shops. Can older generations be one of the key factors in shaping the reinvention of the high street?

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A look at the Mayor of London’s draft housing strategy

Given the similarities between issues surrounding housing in the UK and Ireland, it will be useful to take a look at the Mayor of London's draft housing strategy - a strategy for the capital assessing housing conditions and housing need, including proposals for tackling these issues and a statement of spending proposals.

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Public Service Reform – the next steps

This Briefing examines the new public service reform plan and addresses its potential impact including upon the local government system.

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Towards a Marine Spatial Plan for Ireland – A Roadmap for delivery

This briefing presents an overview of the public consultation document, Towards a Marine Spatial Plan for Ireland – A Roadmap for the delivery of the national Marine Spatial Plan, published by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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Issues for the regions – time to get planning the future of urban and rural Ireland?

Ahead of LGiU Ireland’s coverage on this, our Director, Andy Johnston, explores the issues highlighted by the three regional assemblies in regard to the National Planning Framework. Several LGiU Briefings have covered the on-going development of the National Planning Framework (NPF), noting the importance of the initiative in setting a development agenda  for the future…

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