This workbook will help councillors to understand how the planning system in England works.
Applications for the Housing Advisers Programme closed on 12 September. Thank you for all your expressions of interest.
The LGA’s report Housing our homeless households responds to rising concern amongst local authorities about the increasing homelessness pressures being faced across the country.
At the LGA Annual Conference in July 2016 we published the preliminary findings from the commission. Since then, we have been impressed and proud of the work underway in the sector, and encouraged by the initial response from the Government.
Our housing crisis demands action now. Spiralling house prices are forcing difficult choices on families, distorting places and hampering growth.
Topic specific briefing packs providing guidance and advice to councillors on how preparing for a changing climate can help achieve wider local priorities.
Showcasing the positive approach that councils across the country are taking to deliver housing growth.
The planning system has been reformed five times since the Second World War but this has had little effect on house building.
A country in a jam: tackling congestion in our towns and cities
This report identifies congestion as a serious problem for economic development, quality of life and public health. It also identifies the steps that innovative councils have taken to reduce congestion and its impacts.
Growing places: building local public services for the future
This paper sets out how local government stands ready to meet the challenges of a changing world - and lays out the resources and shifts in thinking that will be needed to make this happen.
12 hours ago