Policy Round Up
A proposal from Leiston Town Council under the Sustainable Communities Act has received the support of over 1,100 Parish and Town Councils. The proposal would require developers to answer questions from local people at a public meeting and fund an independent report on the planning application.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a round-up of evidence and learning on community ownership and management of assets. The report draws on a series of learning events as well as research papers and briefing papers published in 2010-11.
Involve's Director, Simon Burall, has attempted to distil 100s of hours of interviews into a single bite on his blog.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has been reported in the Sunday Telegraph as wanting to abolish the Human Rights Act, because she believes it causes problems to the deportation of criminals and suspected terrorists. Lib-Dem Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, has warned scrapping the Act would be a ‘threat to the Coalition'.