A survey of over 1,200 ward councillors in England, carried out by the Local Government Information Unit, and commissioned by the National Trust, reveals councillors’ view that the planning system works in the interests of developers over councils and local communities.
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How has local government been represented in fiction? What stories does it tell us and does the fictional portrayal of councils and councillors reflect the reality of this world and critically does fiction itself influence that reality? Janet Sillett explores the reality of local government in fiction in our latest long read.
We will not build the homes we need in the UK on large sites alone. Instead we will have to find ways to unlock a range of smaller sites for development. This new report from LGiU in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders focuses on how councils can help to make this happen.
This policy paper was written by the Kosovo Local Government Institute. LGiU contributed to the paper as part of our partnership with the KLGI.
In this report, produced with support from Portman Group, we have drawn on case studies from across England and Wales to develop five recommendations to help local authorities to develop vibrant and diverse night time economies.
This guide aims to give councillors an understanding of the Human Rights Act and its bearing on their work as part of the local authority. It uses case studies to illustrate situations where the Act might be relevant to the activities of a local authority.
There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.