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Council withdraws controversial expansion plans after consultation

July 23, 2021 Consultation News

Manchester council has withdrawn contentious plans to redevelop Hough End leisure centre and playing fields that have divided public opinion. The local authority had outlined its vision for the site…

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Plan for thousands of homes ‘flawed’, say Shropshire councillors

July 23, 2021 Consultation News

Shropshire Councillors have lashed out at the decision to press ahead with controversial plans for thousands of new homes across the county. Councillors Nigel Hartin and Heather Kidd voted against…

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Everyone a winner!

July 20, 2021 By Article

Engagement, consultation and Levelling-up It is often thought that there is no need to consult about good news. Only bad news. Consultation, presumably is thus seen as a safeguard for…

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“Freedom Day”: How might consultations be undertaken effectively now that restrictions have eased?

July 19, 2021 By Article

The easing of most legal restrictions on Monday 19th July amidst a pandemic poses fundamental challenges to public authorities in how they go about restoring face-face public consultations legally, safely…

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The Week in Parliament

July 16, 2021 By Article

Well Scotland and Northern Ireland are in their summer recess, and Wales and Westminster join them next week. So before all of our lovely legislators head off to their summer…

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The Health and Care Bill- What does it mean for consultors?

July 16, 2021 By Article

Last week saw the introduction into Parliament of the Government’s new Health and Care Bill, the most significant reorganisation of the National Health Service since the Lansley reforms. The Bill…

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Councils want more powers to tackle climate change at local leaders summit

July 16, 2021 Consultation News

Council leaders have called for more powers to be devolved to local government to allow cities to tackle climate change. A group of council leaders, including Susan Aitken, leader of…

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Thousands sign petition against huge development near Dorchester

July 16, 2021 Consultation News

Thousands of people have signed a petition against controversial plans for a 4,000-home development north of Dorchester. The Dorchester North extension has been put forward as a ‘preferred option’ for…

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Black Lives Matter: Stroud statues and street names reviewed

July 16, 2021 Consultation News

A review of monuments, buildings and street names has been launched by Stroud District Council to ensure they represent Stroud’s inclusive values in light of the Black Lives Matter movement…

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