The Rural Housing Policy Review Group, Chaired by Lord Richard Best OBE DL, launched its report – A Fair Deal for Rural Communities – at the House of Lords on Monday 23 February.
This week we would like to celebrate the work of Welsh Newton and Llanrothal Group Parish Council in Herefordshire.
Welsh Newton and Llanrothal Group Parish Council is quality council serving this local community in the county of Herefordshire. When we say 'quality' council we do not just mean in the usual way but that they have achieved this status in the sector's landmark benchmark scheme of Local Council Award Scheme.
The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is to host a live phone-in on neighbourhood planning with Brandon Lewis MP, minister for Housing and Planning on 10 March 2015.
DCLG would like lots of people involved or interested in neighbourhood planning to join conversation – including from the local (parish and town) council sector.
Communities Minister, Stephen Williams MP announced on 18 February 2015 a new £6m funding boost to the Community Rights programme.
The boost to the Community Rights programme will give even more people greater control and influence over what happens locally.