Topic: Housing and planning

How can local authorities create healthy, sustainable neighbourhoods and ensure that there are enough high-quality homes for people?

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The rates system in Northern Ireland – part 2

This is part two of our series on the ratings system in Northern Ireland and its role in funding local government. In this briefing, we examine experiences from across the UK and consider how lessons might be applied in Northern Ireland.

Global, Northern Ireland Briefing

International local government news 18.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

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Irelands Housing Needs Assessment 2023

This briefing reviews, in detail, the Ireland Housing Agency’s Summary of Social Housing Assessments report. Considering what the figures tell us about the nature of the demand for social housing in Ireland and how this has changed over the past decade.

Ireland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up June 2024

The UK general election is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with parties setting out their proposals to improve housing and planning. Other stories include evictions, accessibility, homelessness, short term lets and permitted development.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

International local government news 11.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

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5 Key insights from our Global Local Executive Panel on sustainable housing

Our recent Global Local Executive Panel on sustainable & affordable housing emphasized the importance of innovative financing, community engagement, regional nuances, strong leadership, and cross-border collaboration in creating sustainable, inclusive communities worldwide.

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The rates system in Northern Ireland – part 1

This briefing considers the rating system in Northern Ireland. It explores how the rating system has evolved, the current nature of the rating system in comparative perspective to the arrangements for property taxation and financing of local government elsewhere in the UK, and alternatives to rating.

Global, Northern Ireland Briefing

International local government news 04.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

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Fingal County Council’s ‘3D/Virtual Reality Models of Public Realm Projects’

This article, as part of our series showcasing 2023 Chambers Ireland winners, explores Fingal County Council’s innovative 3D model web-viewer and VR experience revolutionising public consultation for public realm planning. This approach addresses challenges associated with traditional public consultation, fostering citizen engagement in shaping sustainable and inclusive spaces.

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