Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Lab)

My Lords, as this is the first time I have spoken today, I refer the Committee to my entry in the register of interests. I am an elected councillor in the London Borough of Lewisham and one of many vice-presidents of the Local Government . . . → Read More: Residents should have say in the future of their pub says Lord Kennedy

Rosie Cooper MP asks Secretary of State to Review SUDS Guidelines

Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will review the guidelines on sustainable drainage system requirements under planning policy for new developments in areas with recorded incidents of flooding; and if he will make a statement.

Hansard source(Citation: HC Deb, 14 January . . . → Read More: Rosie Cooper MP asks Secretary of State to Review SUDS Guidelines

Rosie Cooper MP asks Minister of State (CLG) about flooding

Rosie Cooper MP, Labour, West Lancashire asked the following question in Parliament

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, by what mechanism residents can challenge a local authority’s assessment of the adequacy of drainage systems for a new housing development where they believe it will contribute to additional flooding in . . . → Read More: Rosie Cooper MP asks Minister of State (CLG) about flooding

Report backs new Alrewas housing development

A report has recommended a new housing development in Alrewas is given the green light.

Land north of Dark Lane has been earmarked for 121 new properties.

But Alrewas Parish Council had been among those opposing the scheme, claiming the site had not been allocated for a residential development.

It also highlighted a previous scheme . . . → Read More: Report backs new Alrewas housing development

Civic Voice – A Community Right to Appeal

The latest Edition of The Civic Voice writes:

Just over a year into the coalition Government much fanfare greeted the 2011 Localism Act. Announced as part of the “Government’s revolution to hand power back to local communities”, the thrust of Localism was that communities should be able to be active participants in planning decisions and . . . → Read More: Civic Voice – A Community Right to Appeal

Community Rights

What are the Community Rights?

The Community Rights are a set of powers that give you a greater say over how your community develops. They can help you to save local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds.

You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the . . . → Read More: Community Rights

Ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning

The coalition government is committed to reforming the planning system to make it simpler, clearer and easier for people to use, allowing local communities to shape where development should and should not go. Planning should not be the exclusive preserve of lawyers, developers or town hall officials.

. . . → Read More: Ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning

Pioneering parish council publishes local building orders

John Geoghegan and Jamie Carpenter report:

A pioneering Mid Sussex parish council has become one of the first in England to publish orders that allow communities to grant planning permission for new buildings, sidestepping the normal planning application process.

Slaugham Parish Council and Mid Sussex District Council have today published the Slaugham Parish neighbourhood plan . . . → Read More: Pioneering parish council publishes local building orders

Community Right to Bid

The new Community Right to Bid is now in force. It aims to keep valued land and buildings in community use by giving local people the chance to bid to buy them, if and when they come onto the market. . . . → Read More: Community Right to Bid