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Report of the South West Homelessness seminar 17 March 2017

In light of rising homelessness and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 the LGA facilitated a seminar for senior officers from councils in the South West.

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A councillor's guide to leading the homelessness sector

In this guide, we seek to provide councillors whether in cabinet, scrutiny or their own wards, with some key information about homelessness.

Building a movement through partnership

Building a movement through partnership

The country’s need for new housing – in the right places and at the right price – has become greater as the housing crisis has continued. OPE therefore puts a special emphasis on freeing-up land for house building, alongside other objectives of better services and efficiencies. 

Building homes together: case studies of local leadership and innovation

This report by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), supported by the LGA, sets out examples of local authority innovation in initiatives currently being undertaken across the country, covering both urban and rural areas and working in the face of a range of housing challenges.

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Building post-pandemic prosperity

The economic and fiscal case for constructing 100,000 new council homes each year.

Combined authorities – collaboration on housing and planning

This report looks at how combined authorities have used their powers, resources and partnerships to achieve enhanced outcomes in housing and planning and how they are working with their constituent authorities to deliver these.

Councillor Briefing pack: Sustainable Housing

Topic specific briefing packs providing guidance and advice to councillors on how preparing for a changing climate can help achieve wider local priorities.

A councillor's workbook on planning COVER

Councillor workbook: planning

This workbook will help councillors to understand how the planning system in England works.

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Delivering housing growth – A collection of essays

Showcasing the positive approach that councils across the country are taking to deliver housing growth.

Delivering housing growth – A collection of essays

Showcasing the positive approach that councils across the country are taking to deliver housing growth.

Build back local

Valuing and understanding local difference is what will truly enable us to level up.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.

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