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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 AvatarCaron Lindsay 25th Jan - 4:01pm
    @Harry What is disrespectful about suggesting that someone whose values are so out of kilter with the party's should step down from one of its...
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    Jedibeeftrix and ChrisB - this article, and the NMP3 campaign, are not arguing for a ban. Roland - its not massively different, but it is...
  • User AvatarHarry Hayfield 25th Jan - 3:42pm
    I lived in Montgomeryshire constituency twice from 1982 - 1989 and from 1993 - 1998 in the towns of Machynlleth and Welshpool. On the second...
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    Having recently left the Green Party and joined the Lib dems I can say that the Green Party may be a threat this election but...
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    > a daily national newspaper is not the place for it, because it’s supposed to be for news This semantic argument doesn't hold - the...
  • User AvatarAndy Hinton 25th Jan - 3:38pm
    Agree completely Caron, except perhaps for the bit about "that tends not to be the way they do things". Officially you are right, but there...