People feel very passionate about their towns. They do not get so excited about their County.
Posts Tagged: Localism
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
Allowing developers to negotiate at a very local level to provide compensation directly to the community would factor in beauty, practicality and social costs.
Local design codes could be simplified, but based on local tastes and preferences through consultation.
Matt Smith: After two wasted decades, it is for the Conservatives to deliver the “devolution dividend” to Wales
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Andy Street: Levelling up for the Midlands and North. Javid must tear up the Treasury rules to make sure it happens.
We in the regions must accept that it will be up to us to provide the detailed data that will help to monitor the success of investment made.
This Government could revolutionise the public sector and allow a very different vision of devolution.
The Manifesto is modest though the reality may prove more radical. Our most important challenge is to supply more attractive new homes.
It’s a bit like the roof of Parliament’s Westminster Hall: which is held up by a lot of huge, ancient beams all resting on each other.
There was a really good vibe at Party Conference – especially at lots of outstanding fringe events discussing how to give local communities greater powers.
An English Devolution Bill is needed to reignite the process of devolving widespread powers and funding to local areas across the whole country.
A serious devolution agenda would champion freedom from the suffocating tendrils of risk-averse Whitehall mandarins.
Robert Jenrick: Every council should ready itself for Brexit – deal or no deal – at the end of October
Every authority in England should appoint a Brexit lead, who will work hand in hand with me and my team in central government.
Just as high performing and well-led schools were allowed to convert to being academies, good local councils should have the chance of financial independence.
Funds go to leasing expensive cars for managers – while more specialist care for our courageous servicemen and women should be made available.