21 October 2016
LGA Chairman Lord Porter responds to the publication in Parliament of the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
3 October 2016
Responding to plans to boost housebuilding unveiled by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at the Conservative Party Conference today, Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said the measures announced today are an important step towards increasing the private sector's output.
9 September 2016
Innovative and ground-breaking schemes which have been set up by councils to boost recycling are being showcased as part of a nationwide campaign.
8 September 2016
Cllr Martin Tett, LGA Environment spokesman responds to the publication of the National Flood Resilience Review report.
18 August 2016
Cllr Nick Forbes, Senior Vice Chair at the Local Government Association, responds to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on homelessness.
Our environment work covers a wide range of areas including climate change, energy, housing, planning and waste.
We are achieving greater devolution for local government:
- greater local decision making in planning and housing through the Localism Bill, the National Planning Policy Framework and elsewhere
- a sustainable model for the provision and allocation of social housing and support for vulnerable people
- a light touch and proportionate approach to social housing regulation
- power and flexibility for councils to make local decisions on waste
- a fair and transparent system of self-financing for council housing.
We are helping councils tackle their challenges through:
- the Department for Energy and Climate Change programme on improvement and self-regulation for energy and climate
- ensuring councils seize opportunities and manage the risks arising from the changes to planning, achieved through the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) programme
- ensuring councils are effective in flood risk management
- supporting councils in responding to housing reforms to meet the housing needs of their communities.
The latest reports, surveys and papers on the environment and related issues.
Climate Local was an LGA initiative, supported by the Environment Agency Climate Ready service. It was created to drive, inspire and support council action on climate change. Running from June 2012 to March 2106, it supported councils both to reduce carbon emissions and to increase resilience to a changing climate.
You can view all of the materials and research from the initiative in the Climate Local project archive.