Topic: Transport and infrastructure

Affordable, accessible and sustainable transport and infrastructure are crucial to the economy and wellbeing of every community.

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Neighbourhood planning: update spring 2013

• More than 200 neighbourhood forums or parish/town councils have been designated by local planning authorities to prepare a plan for their area • Areas with the highest rates of projected household growth have experienced the biggest demand to set up neighbourhood planning • Only ten per cent of designated applications have been received from…

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The Government’s response to the Heseltine Growth Report

The Government has published its official and detailed response to the Lord Heseltine’s growth report, claiming to have accepted 81 of the 89 recommendations. The response confirms the Government’s intention to establish a ‘Single Local Growth Fund’ and provides some detail of its design, but key decisions on its composition and size have been left…

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NPPF: one year on

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) took full effect from 27 March 2013: • The framework is based on a ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’. From now, the NPPF takes precedence where the local plan is ‘absent, silent or relevant policies are out-of-date’. An up-to-date adopted local plan is therefore critical for local planning…

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Community Libraries: Learning from Experience

This briefing summarises research on how different communities have become involved with their local libraries to adapt to the changing cultural and funding landscape. The report’s objective is to help council decision-makers draw out pointers for managing their own library services. Some of its key findings are: 170 community-supported or managed libraries are now running,…

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Dementia-Friendly Communities

This is a briefing on Dementia-Friendly Communities and what they mean for local government. The briefing covers: What is meant by the term ‘Dementia-Friendly Communities’ and why they are important What role Local Authorities can play in promoting and supporting Dementia-Friendly Communities Some national and international examples of progress in creating Dementia-Friendly Communities. The briefing…

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Local measures to promote walking and cycling: final guidance from NICE

- NICE has published final guidance on local measures to promote walking and cycling. - The evidence suggests that ‘effective support’ from local councils plays a key role in increasing the rates of walking and cycling - The recommendations are similar to the draft guidance published in April 2012 - The context for implementing them…

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On Your Radar January 2013

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. This edition covers: Upcoming briefings Mid term review Prospects for local government in 2013 Key dates in welfare reform…

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Census – key statistics published December 2012

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published significant further details of the 2011 census on 11th December 2012. This included Key statistics for England and Wales covering age, health, ethnicity, religion, marital status, accommodation, skills etc., supported by 44 data tables; three reports on international migration, religion, and ethnicity and national identity; and a comparison…

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