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The most important consultation case of the year? The return of Article 39

November 24, 2020 By Article

Earlier this year we reported on the case of Article 39 v Secretary of State for Education, a challenge brought by the Children’s rights charity Article 39 to the Adoption…

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The PM’s Ten Point Plan for climate change: Blueprint, Wish-list or agenda for consultation?

November 23, 2020 By Article

Boris Johnson’s Ten-Point net-zero plan for climate change emerged this week and promptly got a bad press from all quarters. Maybe it’s unfair, and tough on someone who has just…

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The ‘Permitted development’ case: When can you break a promise to consult?

November 20, 2020 By Article

Three weeks ago in the Week in Parliament, we discussed the debate around the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2020 (and a variety of…

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The Charter for Social Housing Residents: Strengthening consultation commitments or re-treading old ground?

November 20, 2020 By Article

The Grenfell Tower disaster has had significant impacts across society. It has lead to widespread debate on reforming various aspects across safety, building regulations and what approach the Government should…

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Healthwatch England and the Institute collaborate to support local Healthwatch

November 20, 2020 By Article

Healthwatch England is the independent national champion for people who use health and social care services. It supports local Healthwatch to find out what people like about services, what could…

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Council faces legal challenge over oil drilling decision

November 20, 2020 Consultation News

tCI Comment: Legal challenges are always a nightmare for consultors, and the wise public authority is always alert to them. With the environment and ideas of a green recovery increasingly…

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Threat to reclaim funding from councils over Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

November 19, 2020 Consultation News

tCI Comment:  We’ve been writing for a couple of weeks now about the ultimate fates of the Temporary Traffic Orders being used to implement temporary bike lanes and expanded pavements.…

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Remember to keep local OSC informed – Cllrs hit out at temporary changes

November 19, 2020 Consultation News

TCI comment: Over the years, we have written about the importance of building and maintaining a good relationship with your local overview and scrutiny, especially when controversial changes have or…

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Consult before you implement – Scottish Council urged

November 19, 2020 Consultation News

The council’s ruling SNP/Labour coalition is trying to push for a ‘low-traffic neighbourhood’ (LTN) in East Craigs, which would include road closures on Craigs Crescent, Craigs Avenue, North Gyle Road,…

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