Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
Posts Tagged: Localism
John Myers: Let residents in each street vote to allow existing houses to be extended upwards or outwards
Half London’s homes are in buildings of just one or two floors. We could allow terraced houses to be split into maisonettes.
Martin Tett: A single county-wide unitary council for Buckinghamshire would achieve the greatest savings
The public finds it hard to get excited about the structure of local government – they just want good quality, value for money, services delivered from accessible locations.
A switch to unitary authorities would save money and avoid confusion over the responsibility for different services.
Gary Porter: Better partnership with central Government has given Conservative councils the chance to deliver
Extolling the virtues of the Localism Act might not be a big vote winner of the doorstep – but the many achievements it has made possible are having an impact.
In the third piece in our three-part mini-series, the Thirsk and Malton MP explores how the North East might help the One Yorkshire dream to come true.
While sales to private developers might bring immediate capital receipts the long term value of amenities must also be considered. A partnership approach is needed.
Polling shows that a majority want important decisions to be taken locally, but very few believe this to be the case today.
We must seize the opportunities to provide services in a more efficient way – cutting the long delays on public procurement is an obvious example.
We are fighting against centralising power in Edinburgh. Glaswegians want more jobs and growth – and a cleaner, greener City.
Greater localism is to be welcomed – but we must beware of extremists seeking new town councils as a chance to grab power.
Small firms have had to struggle due to bureaucratic inertia by some councils. At least the culprits have been identified.
It would be the logical next step after taking back control from Brussels. And it would pull the rug from under Corbyn’s feet.
They duplicate much of the consumer champion work done by the Patients Association.
More focus is needed on early intervention. It is logical to focus on managing more complex needs in a community setting and stopping people from entering hospital in the first place.