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The government has responded to concerns over the viability of developer contributions
Leader warns “we will run out of money” in a few years and urges politicians to “avoid such an eventuality and not become another Northamptonshire”
The government is aware of four high-rise buildings with dangerous ACM cladding – resembling that found on the Grenfell Tower – without any plans to remove it, the housing minister has said.
Some of the lowest levels of social mobility in England can be found in rural county areas, caused partly by the local government finance system.
A new government consultation has been launched into whether high street shops should be redeveloped without planning permission.
Increased partnership working with town councils in Dorset could help counteract impact of fewer councillors
The chief executive of Lewisham LBC is to step aside at the end of the year, fewer than ten months after he was assigned to the post.