Archive: Local Planning
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The new political appetite for 'localism' in town planning has triggered anxiety within local communities and amongst those charged with making it work, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Localism is a key part of government policy and, in theory, the principle of allowing policy to be tailored to local needs sounds sensible. So, lenders collectively do not have strong view on localism. Read more.
Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighbourhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programmes designed to reduce tensions and foster community cohesion.
The CIOB presented a new report, 'Understanding the Value of Professionals and Professional Bodies', at the Conservative Party Conference. Watch highlights here from the panel discussion, including input from Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis MP.