Localism Act 2011: overview

Overview of the main measures of the Localism Act 2011.


A plain English guide to the Localism Act – update

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This guide gives an overview of the measures of the Localism Act 2011 under 4 headings:

  • new freedoms and flexibilities for local government
  • new rights and powers for communities and individuals
  • reform to make the planning system more democratic and more effective
  • reform to ensure that decisions about housing are taken locally
Published 15 November 2011