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Category: Local Authorities

Compulsory Training: No Excuses

April 8, 2016
By Hannah David

In terms of the most important functions that Local Authorities are tasked with delivering, residents will point to refuse collection and planning. Both are indeed very emotive – no one wants smelly bins hanging around in front of their property and no-one wants a monstrosity built in front of or behind their house. And residents… Read more »

The Devolution Agenda Must Become More Inclusive

February 5, 2016
By Cian Bryan

In principle, the current devolution agenda represents a magnificent opportunity for our cities and regions.  It has the potential to transform governance, giving those areas who reach new Devolution Deals greater strategic planning powers and the ability to better determine the direction of their future economic development.  It also represents an opportunity to enhance our… Read more »

Blog: The Year Ahead

January 19, 2016
By Cian Bryan

Last month saw the formal launch of Planning Futures and the release of our first report.  This was a significant milestone for us as an organisation, and marked the first step towards the “new conversation about planning” that we seek to initiate through our work. From the outset, Planning Futures was conceived as a cross-party… Read more »