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Consultation at a time of disappearing trust

September 17, 2019 By

Is a disillusioned public more or less likely to embrace public consultation? Week-by-week, the political hysteria-level rises, and it is a common assumption by the commentariat that trust in politicians…

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Public must not be consulted on abortion law says Northern Ireland MP

September 13, 2019

September 12, 2019 (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children) — Pro-abortion MP Stella Creasy on Monday sought assurances from a Government minister that the people of Northern Ireland would…

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Campaigners label proposals to engage a sham

September 12, 2019

Campaigners have labelled proposals to engage with residents over plans for three new garden towns in north Essex a sham. A group of organisations and parish councils have hit out…

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NHS faces legal challenge over redevelopment of hospital services

September 11, 2019

Plans to redevelop hospital services in West Hertfordshire could be scrutinised by the courts, after a claim was served for a judicial review. Earlier this year the Herts Valleys CCG…

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EU citizen outreach must improve to drive public consultation – auditors

September 11, 2019

A new Report from the European Court of Auditors has recommended improvements to EU citizen outreach efforts to boost participation in the democratic process. The report described the public consultations…

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JR threat sees Council u-turn on licensing plans

September 11, 2019

Comment from Councillor Katherine Dunne, London Borough of Hounslow Council “Council has acknowledged and acted on concerns raised that consultees were unable to access the information and documentation that we…

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Council admits consultation was not as robust as it should have been

September 11, 2019

Argyll and Bute Council has changed its plans to introduce a parking charge at harbours on Mull. The plans would have seen parking charges of up to £9 a day…

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Judicial Review – can it happen to anyone?

September 6, 2019 By

This is a list of organisations that have had to appear in the High Court to defend their public consultations just this year so far. Win or lose, they have…

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Five things you need to know about updated CIL guidance

September 5, 2019

tCI Commentary: There is a change which allows local authorities to determine how to engage with communities, and as the article says, it will be interesting to see how different…

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