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Campaigners brand community school closure consultation a ‘shambles’

August 9, 2019

Parents of children currently attending Almondbury Community School (ACS) in Huddersfield will face limited choice at neighbouring schools from next year. That was one of the findings of Kirklees Council’s…

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The rising fear about options appraisal

August 8, 2019 By

Over the last 10 years there have been several legal cases challenging the consideration of options by public bodies. In R (ex parte Bokrosova) v London Borough of Lambeth, the…

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Welsh farmers argue there was “no discussion, no consultation, no prior notice” to rewilding project

August 8, 2019

More than 160 Welsh farmers and local residents have joined forces to fight a major rewilding project which would spread across 10,000 hectares. The group agreed at a meeting in…

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Essex library campaigners prepare legal challenge

August 5, 2019

Campaigners fighting to save libraries across Essex are preparing a legal challenge and have urged community groups to withdraw their offers to run the service. Revised plans for the future…

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Doctors demand NHSE reconsider ‘watered down’ CCG merger rules

August 2, 2019

tCI Commentary: Our associates have been advising and supporting NHS clients with consultations on their CCG merger proposals for several years. The English NHS Long Term Plan sets out aims…

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Planning consultation raises Gunning Three concerns

August 1, 2019

Campaigners argue they are not being given long enough to study planning consultation documents. Residents fighting plans to turn countryside in Shinfield into a gravel extraction plant are angry that…

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Judicial review to challenge UK oil law

August 1, 2019

tCI Commentary A judicial review of the government decision to allow exploratory oil drilling off the protected Dorset coastline will test UK legislation on public consultation relating to oil exploration…

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Health Sect rejects scrutiny committee’s grounds for referral

August 1, 2019

A once in a lifetime transformation of hospital care in south Essex will go ahead after attempts to stop the plans were rejected. The plans involve sharing services between Basildon,…

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“…we haven’t been consulted”- Resident’s fury over housing plans

July 31, 2019

Manchester Metropolitan University’s plans to build more than 100 homes on Ryebank fields in Chorlton have angered Trafford residents and the borough’s town hall who say they haven’t been consulted…

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