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Market lead for environment & planning at GHD New Zealand, Stephen Douglass, argues that public participation looks to be a likely cost of the proposed COVID-19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting)…Read more
Teaching unions have called the government’s plan to open schools ’flawed and unworkable’, adding that teachers were never consulted. Education professionals expressed their astonishment at the Department of Education, Sports…Read more
A council’s attempt to get a judicial review of another authority’s decision to back the building of £64.6m road has been rejected at the High Court. The M1 to A6…Read more
The government has been threatened with legal action over changes to council’s statutory duties to vulnerable young people after publishing guidance aimed at clarifying the use of amended legislation. On…Read more
The trust which runs Chorley and South Ribble Hospital says that a claim by the health secretary that the site’s accident and emergency unit will reopen “as soon as possible”…Read more
A group of local landlords and others in the private rental sector are challenging a local authority’s licensing proposals with their own alternative. Durham county council wants a new selective…Read more
Aberdeenshire Council is preparing to focus on an online means of public engagement as part of an eight-week consultation on its Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 (LDP). In light of…Read more
Publicity of the scheme coincided with the start of the coronavirus lockdown, a Central Bedfordshire Council traffic management meeting heard. It meant residents, including local councillors, were unable to respond…Read more