An overview of the Localism Act 2011
The government intends the Localism Act to be one of the most far-reaching and significant pieces of legislation in recent times. The drive for localism will affect us all. Here we present a Network briefing by Sue Farrant covering the three main policy areas in the Act: local government, planning and social housing.
The briefing covers:
- Localising government, with more powers to local authorities and communities
- Localising planning, with the abolition of regional strategies and introduction of neighbourhood planning
- Localising social housing, with the reform of regulation, tenure and the Housing Revenue Account
- Next steps, with action points.
HQN will be issuing a series of further briefings in the coming months to help members get to grips with the detail of the legislation.