The Communities and Local Government Department (CLG) has published a new plain English guide to the Localism Bill, which sets out the main proposals and changes in plain, easy-to-understand language. The guide describes the main measures of the Localism Bill under the following headings.
- new freedoms and flexibilities for local government
- new rights and powers for communities and individuals
- reform to make the planning system more democratic and more effective
- reform to ensure that decisions about housing are taken locally
The Localism Bill has received a second reading in Parliament as is due to be implemented in April this year. To find out more or to download a copy of the guide, go to http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/localismplainenglishguide.
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