Local Government

Planning reforms – inspired or ill-conceived?

On Tuesday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced changes to planning laws intended to make it easier to build homes and repurpose commercial property. Controversial new rules will mean full planning applications are not required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes. This means that shops, for example, will be able to be quickly repurposed …

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Does Nanny know best? Nudge, not fudge, when it comes to regulation

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] By Kevin Davis, Managing Partner, Local Government Regulation. You either love it or hate it depending on whether you can live with or without being told what to do. I am not talking about “laws” as even the most liberal Christian would argue we cannot live without the …

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“We all like to be beside the seaside…” or do we?

Kevin Davis, Managing Partner, Local Government, argues that we should embrace the Victorian view of the seaside towns as places where government should offer incentives to generate investment. The English seaside was effectively destroyed as a destination for holidays with the emergence of package holidays and cheap flights in the 1970s. Successive governments have fought …

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