The Localism Act
In November 2011, as part of the Government’s efforts to move power away from central government to local authorities and communities, it passed the Localism Act.
The Act covers a number of policy areas that are of interest to London First members including, planning and development, housing, infrastructure, local service provision and local governance. We worked closely with parliamentarians and other stakeholders to ensure that London’s interests were represented as the Bill was scrutinised in Parliament.
The Localism Act introduced new rights and powers to allow local communities to shape new development by coming together to prepare neighbourhood plans.
Neighbourhood forums are community groups that are designated to take forward neighbourhood planning in areas without parish councils.
Contact Faraz Baber for further information