Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter

Private companies should release results of cladding tests, says LGA chair Lord Porter
Mark Moran

The Local Government Association (LGA) calling on the government to launch an urgent review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 80 people. The LGA believes there is a need to act now rather than wait for the outcomes... continue

19 Jul 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

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

Great British High Street competition: finalists announced

The Great British High Street competition has revealed some of the nation’s best high streets, with 27 finalists now having the chance to impress an expert judging panel and battle it out in a public vote to be crowned Britain’s best. Between now and 18 November you can cast your vote... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News
Tyne & Wear Metro ventilation shaft listed by Historic England

Tyne & Wear Metro ventilation shaft listed by Historic England
Mark Moran

An air vent for the Tyne & Wear Metro’s tunnels... continue

22 Sep 2016RUDI News
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will support more housebuilding and provide more local say over developments the Housing and Planning Minister announced earlier this month, September 2016. However, in a surprise move by government the Bill made no reference to infrastructure provisions or the role of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), notes Chris Hallam, Partner at law firm Nabarro. “Changes to the... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Urban heat risk posing a threat to elderly in cities

Our cities are getting hotter. Extreme hot weather events are happening more frequently and as a result London and other major cities around the world face significant risks. How do we develop approaches to... continue

17 Aug 2016RUDI News

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