Failure to Implement the Localism Act


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FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT THE LOCALISM ACT

In 2011 Central Government introduced the Localism Act with the stated aim of devolving detailed planning powers, including the setting of housing targets, to Local Authorities. Numerous Government Ministers have reiterated the intention of the Act to put Local Authorities and the communities that elect them in charge of planning in their areas.

Unfortunately Local Authorities in South East Essex have universally failed to understand and implement the concept of Localism. They have allowed themselves, not necessarily unwillingly, to be held to ransom by developers and Central Government dictat, to the detriment of their residents and at the expense of their Green Belt.

Some residents groups have even resorted to taking expensive legal action against the Authorities who purport to represent them.

The fact that residents of most towns and villages have to form an Action Group to give the public a voice speaks volumes about the way our Councils wilfully ignore the concept and implementation of real Localism.

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Topics:
Housing Targets
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Action Groups:
BAG - Billericay
BGNBRA - Bowers Gifford
DCA - Dunton
GRIT - Thurrock
HOOGB - Daws Heath
HRA - Hullbridge
JFAG - Jotmans Farm
RAID - West Basildon
RAGE - South Benfleet
RAG - Rayleigh
RBR - Ramsden Bellhouse
RDR - Rochford
WAG - Wickford