The DCN has submitted a representation to HM Treasury ahead of the 2017 March Budget timetabled for 8 March. This response focuses primarily on the greater role districts can play in driving housing and economic growth. DCN Budget Submission March 2017
In response to today’s provisional local government finance settlement, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The New Homes Bonus (NHB) scheme has provided a powerful and popular growth incentive in localities, enabling councils to...
In response to today’s Autumn Statement announcement, Cllr Neil Clarke MBE, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said: “Philip Hammond has recognised the importance of housing as a national asset and driver of economic growth. However, delivery numbers...
Responding to new amendments in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, Cllr Gillian Brown, Planning and Growth Lead Member for the District Councils’ Network (DCN), said: “The District Councils Network (DCN) has concerns around New Clause 5 which would give the...
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