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FEB
10

NALC supports exclusion of Right To Buy extension

NALC's Policy Committee met on 9 February 2016 and formally agreed to adopt a position seeking exclusion from the proposed Right To Buy extension – of housing in rural areas, particularly where the land has been originally provided to meet local housing need.

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FEB
09

Do you need statistics about your parish?

NALC have been lobbying the Government to undertake more research and analysis of the parish sector for everyone to get better understanding of these communities and neighbourhoods.

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FEB
04

NALC supports the new ICO toolkit

NALC supports and welcomes the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) new toolkit that can help local councils make sure they are meeting data protection rules.

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FEB
01

NALC support community banking campaign

The National Association of Local Councils' (NALC) Larger Councils’ Committee met on 26 January 2016 and following intelligence that high street bank closure in many market towns of south west England is a major problem.

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JAN
25

MP calls for neighbourhood right of appeal

Thornbury and Yate minister, Luke Hall MP has called for the Housing and Planning Bill, which has its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 26 January 2015, to be amended to include a right of planning appeal to allow neighbourhood planning bodies to appeal against the granting of permission that conflicts with the policies of a made or well-advanced neighbourhood plan. This is a measure NALC is promoting in the manifesto along with other powers to put communities in control of their areas.
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DEC
16

NALC reiterates its position on parishes being planning consultees

NALC's Sustainable Communities Advisory Board met on 11 December 2015 and agreed to write again to Government reiterating the position that parishes should be statutory consultees in all aspects of the planning system including large cross border housing applications.

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