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The Week in Parliament

June 18, 2021 By Article

What a week! We’ve seen an astonishing byelection result (which we’ve written about here), some potentially very serious leadership failures in the DUP in Northern Ireland, and today England faces…

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The Chesham and Amersham byelection- NIMBY-ism is back and consultors should be alert

June 18, 2021 By Article

It seems remarkably rare for us to get a genuine surprise in politics these days but yesterday’s byelection to deliver a new parliamentary representative for the people of Amersham and…

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Local facilities, local plans and the importance of consultation- Danning v Sedgemoor District Council

June 17, 2021 By Article

All local planning authorities in England are required by law to have a local plan to set local planning policies in their area. These documents are applied when deciding on…

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The importance of being heard

June 17, 2021 By Article

It is five years since the 2016 Referendum Five years should be long enough to learn some of the lessons of what happened on 23 June, 2016 – even if…

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Stronger together? Labour’s lessons from the Pandemic

June 17, 2021 By Article

After recent unfortunate (if not entirely unexpected) performances in recent elections, the Labour leader Keir Starmer not only conducted a reshuffle of his Shadow Cabinet, but also commissioned a policy…

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Government immigration reform consultation challenged

June 14, 2021 By Article

We have written multiple times about the Government’s major immigration reform consultation, firstly in a previous Week in Parliament where we did a little dissection of it raising significant concerns…

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Publication of People in Planning: Considering Consultation Content

June 14, 2021 Article

Articles, comment and advice on consultation for the planning and development sector have focused extensively on the methodologies used (specifically striking a balance between online and offline) and the potential…

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The Future of the Planning System in England: a response to the Commons Committee report from a consultation perspective

June 14, 2021 By Article

On Thursday the House of Commons’ Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee issued a first report on The future of the Planning System in England.  This follows the 2020 Planning…

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The NHS data store delay- would more consultation have helped?

June 11, 2021 By Article

How much do you think about the data the NHS holds on you? It’s some of the most personal data that any individual has- details about our illnesses, our health…

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The Week in Parliament

June 11, 2021 By Article

Eyes are turning this week to the beautiful county of Cornwall where the G7 are gathering to discuss current global affairs- if they can get off the topic of Brexit…

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