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Parliament to scrutinise government’s planning reforms

The Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has announced that it will be holding  two separate inquiries into aspects of the government’s local planning regime. One inquiry will examine the decision to abolish regional spatial strategies (RSS) and the other will review the coalition’s localism agenda. The abolition of the regional spatial strategies was one of the main measures featured in the coalition government’s Localism Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech.

The inquiry into the abolition of regional spatial strategies will focus primarily on the implications for house building, in particular the implications of the abolition of regional house building …

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Top RSS tips for local campaigners

The attentive amongst you will have spotted amongst the 30 tips from m’colleague Mark Park for aspirant politicians:

Subscribe to at least 20 sites using an RSS reader, 10 of which are not party political. Using an RSS (feed) reader is a huge time-saver and an effective way of keeping up with news and information. But there’s no point just being an expert on party politics if you want to be an elected official.

RSS readers are many and various – my favoured one is Google Reader – and having just returned from engaging in another of Mark’s tips, a week …

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  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 25th Apr - 11:48pm
    Also, I'll be super honest - if I had grown up with STV I would probably be saying I liked that one the best. My...
  • User Avatarmatt 25th Apr - 11:48pm
    @Michael BG "I have accepted that STV for the House of Common will not be proposed until after the 2020 election. " I think you...
  • User AvatarMartin 25th Apr - 11:41pm
    Nick Clegg cannot predict which party will have most seats nor even which will have most votes so there cannot be much of an assumption...
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  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 25th Apr - 11:37pm
    Phyllis, I have a lot of time for Nicola Sturgeon, but let's not look at her party with rose tinted spectacles. They are about as...
  • User AvatarAndrew Ducker 25th Apr - 11:31pm
    I entirely agree with Denis, above. We need to work -with- the SNP to find a form of UK that works in a stable, long-term...
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