Consultation outcome

Proposals from town and parish councils under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Sustainable Communities Act 2007: government response to consultation on proposal for extending powers to town and parish councils

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Detail of outcome

This publication is the government response to the consultation on whether the existing arrangements for submitting barrier busting proposals are appropriate or whether town and parish councils should be able to submit proposals using the Sustainable Communities Act as well as local authorities.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation is seeks views on whether the existing arrangements for submitting barrier busting proposals are appropriate.

Documents

Proposals from town and parish councils under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007: Second Round Invitation

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Consultation description

On 15 December 2010 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued a second invitation to local authorities under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007. He invited local authorities to consult people, ask them how they would like to see their local area improved and to take appropriate action to make it happen. The Localism Act has given them far more freedom and flexibility to do this.

If local authorities, having consulted and reached agreement with their local communities, find that a bureaucratic barrier prevents them from taking action, they can submit a formal ‘proposal’ under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 asking government to remove the barrier through the online portal. This portal is also open to anyone who wishes to ask the government to remove a barrier which is stopping local action.

This consultation is seeking views on whether the existing arrangements for submitting barrier busting proposals are appropriate or whether town and parish councils should be able to submit proposals using the Sustainable Communities Act as well as local authorities.