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Mar, 2015

Local Government & Planning Reform Back to basics – What are the benefits?? March 2015

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  The reform of local government will see the reduction of 26 councils to 11.  The 11 new councils will take over on 1 April 2015.   Council Responsibilities and functions A number of key functions such as planning, urban regeneration, local economic development and local tourism, will be transferred to the new ‘super councils’ allowing them to shape their areas and communities.   Planning • Councils are to be given more power at a local level, as they will lead and facilitate a community planning process. This will enable […]