Localism in 2015 – A framework for devolution

In 2015, the term ‘localism’ seems outdated; even in 2011 when the Localism Act was passed, little of the thinking attached to it was new. However, the roots of the current Devolution Bill – arguably the ‘new localism’ – can be traced back to the Coalition agenda, which comprised not only the Localism Bill, but also broad public service reform and … [Read more...]

Localism, two years on

Two years ago today, the Localism Act received Royal Assent.  With it came a suite of reforms across the UK purported to empower both local authorities and the communities they serve, ranging from the New Homes Bonus to the General Power of Competence. In London, localism came with particular significance as Mayoral planning, regeneration and … [Read more...]

Free Breakfast Seminar: Localism, Planning & Community Empowerment

We will be running a free breakfast seminar looking at the impact of the Localism Act one year on, with a particular focus on planning and community-led regeneration. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 14th November from 08.30-10.30. The Localism Act was passed in November 2011, seeking to devolve power down from central government, … [Read more...]

Localism in London: event report

Future of London and GVA hosted the latest in our series of seminars looking at development and renewal issues – this time examining the impact of the Government’s localism agenda on planning and regeneration in the capital. We heard from central Government, and from those leading radical projects in inner and outer London, how the localism agenda … [Read more...]