OK, so we – and all other places except Bristol – voted not to switch to an elected mayor. According to some Yes campaigners – whether through naivety or pique is I’m not sure – we will never have another chance to change.
Even leaving aside the fact that governments like to fiddle with . . . → Read More: Now let’s have a proper dialogue on our cities’ governance
Elizabeth Way highlights the case of around 98% of people in Kings Cliffe near Peterborough who voted in local referendums opposed the plans for low-level radioactive waste disposal to be allowed at a landfill site in Northamptonshire.
This was seen as a test case for waste companies and for the government’s proclaimed localism commitment.
. . . → Read More: A test case for the government’s commitment to localism – 98% vote set aside
Planners Network UK are organising a nation-wide event on Tuesday 24th May in Birmingham as below, looking at the future of planning in the UK.
All are welcome, but please book so they have some idea of numbers.
Beyond con-dem nation: towards an alternative agenda for planning
As part of its wider targeting . . . → Read More: Beyond con-dem nation: towards an alternative agenda for planning
For our forthcoming sustainable and resilient planning event in Herefordshire, a couple of us from LWM met today with a contact in the Town and Country Planning Association and have been hearing more about the Localism bill than is good for us.
I previously outlined some concerns about the planning aspects of this bill . . . → Read More: Localism bill – more on the dog’s breakfast
The June Co-operative Congress, organised by the Co-operative College and Co-operatives UK, backed the concept of co-operative localism. Wooldale Co-op secretary Mark Lewis said “the 21st century global economy had tended to strip away local economic activity in favour of distant, centralised solutions but added that there is a huge opportunity to help provide . . . → Read More: Localism and localisation – a potentially symbiotic relationship?