London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News
Government to tighten up littering laws

Government to tighten up littering laws
Mark Moran

The government aims to curb littering in England with proposals for new enforcement, education and community... continue

30 Apr 2017RUDI News

Historic England moves to breathe new life into old places and stimulate economy

Historic England has announced the first ten places to receive funding over the next three-to-five years. Through the programme, listed buildings that have been neglected will be restored and brought back into use as housing, retail or community spaces; conservation areas improved to kick start... continue

3 Apr 2017RUDI News

Newcastle to use public health money to support public parks funding

Newcastle City Council is preparing to set up a mutual organisation to take over its parks service, with substantial funding set to come from the public health department. The council has said it expects it will have no money for non-statutory services by 2017-18, reports Horticulture Week. The... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News

LGA calls for more powers as fly-tipping clean-up bill hits £50m
Mark Moran

Local authorities are using new powers to seize and crush vehicles used by fly-tippers. Councils are also calling for the closure of a legal loophole that means enforcement officers have to give some fly-tippers seven days written warning before inspecting them and seizing evidence. The Local... continue

9 Dec 2016RUDI News

Transport and urban professionals can help to put 'health in all polices', says PHE

In England today, we are facing some wicked health challenges, says Public Health England (PHE). In its latest report, Implementing Health in All Policies at a local level, it outlines how these issues – many of which are exacerbated by poor mobility and poor living options – can be... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

MPs say health should be a ‘material consideration’ for planning proposals

MPs have urged ministers to stipulate that health should be a material consideration in both planning and licensing law. A new report from the Commons Health Committee says: ‘It is crucial that health considerations are taken into account in all areas of local government policy.... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

A new briefing note from Civitas (a community of researchers and supporters committed to discovering how best to strengthen democracy, uphold limited government and maintain personal freedom) seeks to explain why planning policy is not, in fact, the main problem in delivering new housing today. The prime... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

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