15 June 2013
To mark the tenth annual National Recycling Week (17 to 23 June), the LGA has pulled together a list of 10 common but previously unrecyclable household items.
13 June 2013
The Growth and Infrastructure Act sets out provisions which enable the Secretary of State to designate a local planning authority (LPA) as 'poorly performing' on the basis of its performance on major applications. Read the LGA's response to the Government's response to the consultation on this measure.
04 June 2013
The nation's rubbish is a gold mine which could earn local authorities and their residents an extra £1 billion by 2020 to help reduce the burden on local taxpayers.
13 June 2013
The LGA shares the Government's ambition for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to contribute effectively to the provision of vital infrastructure in a way that provides certainty and clarity for developers, councils and local communities.
29 May 2013
Councils are warning that the Government's attempt to breathe new life into empty buildings by removing safeguards on how commercial properties are used risks doing the opposite. The LGA is calling for the Government to let local areas decide for themselves where it would be beneficial to relax planning rules.
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