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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 AvatarDenis Mollison 28th Aug - 11:55am
    Richard - It's the unionist parties that started the threatening, by categorically ruling out a currency union, despite, for example, Alistair Darling being on record...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 28th Aug - 11:53am
    Martin, the point regarding the pound is very simple - It is perfectly acceptable for the Scots to have the pound and the stability offered...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Aug - 11:43am
    @Martin. Scotland already has a responsibility to repay a proper proportion of the UK's national debt. So Salmond's "generosity" in offering this is no generosity...
  • User AvatarMartin 28th Aug - 11:39am
    Richard Dean: The threat is on the other (NO) side. Salmond explicitly stated that with a currency agreement he would support taking responsibility for a...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 28th Aug - 11:24am
    David Allen I don’t think it’s “education, education, education”, I do think it’s “Clegg, Clegg, Clegg”. It’s Clegg, fees, Clegg, NHS, Clegg, bedroom tax, Clegg,...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 28th Aug - 11:24am
    @T-J That is why it's a political mistake. By threatening me personally with a bill of over £2000 for Scottish independence, Salmond has changed the...