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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.

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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.

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Housing Advisers Programme 2017 - prospectus

Applications for the Housing Advisers Programme closed on 12 September. Thank you for all your expressions of interest.

Housing Advisers Programme 2018 feedback report

Housing Advisers Programme 2018 feedback report

This report outlines the results of an online survey of local authorities and the suppliers who provided the adviser support, conducted in early 2018 to capture their experiences of the programme at that point in time.

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Housing Advisers Programme Evaluation Survey research report, November 2021

The Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) is run by the Local Government Association (LGA) and is intended to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities. It aims to be simple, flexible and locally led.

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Housing revenue account cap removal

The LGA believes it is well-placed to develop a sector-led offer that can help councils to deliver the new homes that their communities need.

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Planning and growth: the facts

The planning system has been reformed five times since the Second World War but this has had little effect on house building.

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Planning positively through partnership

We hope the case studies included in this publication provide inspiration to all those with a shared interest in ensuring that the aspirations and needs of people and communities are at the centre of our collective efforts to deliver new, high quality development.

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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