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

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

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

Grants for Neighbourhood Plans announced

The Government has announced that funding for Neighbourhood Plans will be available from 1 May 2013.

Grants of up to £7,000 are available per neighbourhood planning group.

Neighbourhood planning groups can apply for grants as well as direct support, and receive both at the same time.

You can apply for any amount from £500 up . . . → Read More: Grants for Neighbourhood Plans announced