The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched two surveys aimed at local (parish and town) councils and councillors on the 2021 local elections. The surveys will gather valuable insights and data on election support, social media, promotion, planning and resources, and help better understand the number of contested and uncontested seats.
The consultation response on Electronic Communications Infrastructure by NALC is now available for Members. This includes the context regarding the Government's target to increase rural mobile coverage and the resulting implications for additional mobile telephone masts.
Read NALC's answers to the consultation questions as informed by member council responses.
The consultation response on Remote meetings by NALC is now available for Members. This includes key messages and NALC's answers to the consultation questions as informed by member council responses.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has advised the government to keep communities at the heart of planning in its response to the latter’s Planning For The Future White Paper consultation.
NALC does agree with the government that the planning system could be improved and should have more emphasis on building design. However, it thinks that the current proposals would result in a democratic deficit in planning and would not tackle the key issue (housing supply), leading to a slow down in the delivery of more housing. NALC also thinks that Local Plans will need much more than the suggested 30 months to put together.