Lead authority Authority Region If Joint proposal list One line summary Proposal Name Type other authorities theme Adur District District SE Worthing Borough Reform the Housing Revenue Account in particular the ability to retain Housing Councils 100% of rent received from council housing. Adur District District SE Worthing Borough South Downs National Park delegation of Planning Powers to Local Planning South West Transport Councils Authorities Adur District District SE Worthing Borough Increased local democratic decision making and accountability, local Democratic East of England Adult social care Councils representation on NHS trusts and quangos. renewal Ashford District SE The proposal is for the transfer of some of the development control Planning West Midlands Regeneration and Borough (planning) powers relating to the determining of planning applications Economic Development Council for community building projects (such as school, libraries and youth centres) and residential developments from the County Council to Voting age to be reduced to 16 years old Democratic South East Planning Bath & North East Somerset renewal Council Unitary SW Bexley London LB GL That the current volunteer mileage reimbursement system is reviewed so Transport London Worklessness, Borough that drivers are reimbursed at a fair rate, administrative barriers are unemployment and skills Council removed, and drivers are incentivised to use more eco-friendly modes of Birmingham Met WM transport. Promote local renewable energy by: Environmental East Midlands Children and young City Council • Remove barriers to the local grid. In particular lifting the ceilings on sustainability people the use of private electricity wires to supply domestic customers, and on Birmingham Met WM Promoting small onto the by increasing rate relief. electricity exportsbusiness grid from private wires Finance Yorkshire and Humber Regulatory services City Council Birmingham Met WM Local Authorities be granted the same flexibility as other Registered Housing North East Housing City Council Social Landlords (RSL‟s) to grant Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies, as well as Secure Tenancies. Birmingham Met WM Introduce Accelerated Development Zones (ADZs). Regeneration North West Finance City Council and Economic Development Birmingham Met WM Ensure that greater consideration is given to the impact of closure of Local Services Safer and stronger City Council local public services on service users before a decision is made; Communities decisions are made in negotiations involving all local stakeholders; that Birmingham Met WM stakeholders represent the diversity of the area and all sections of the Utility companies to provide regular, up to date, weather corrected CO2e Environmental Environmental City Council data, resultant from domestic and business electricity and gas sustainability sustainability consumption, on a neighbourhood scale, to local authorities and local Birmingham Met WM strategic local food production by: Increase partnerships for public use. Environmental Democratic renewal City Council • Revising allotment legislation to encourage and facilitate Local sustainability Authorities to provide more allotments, community gardens, community Birmingham Met WM orchards or market gardens, and; Local authorities to be given the discretionary power to regulate vehicles Safer and Local Services City Council that park on and damage footways and grass verges where appropriate stronger and proportionate to the problem. Communities Borough of Unitary SW For greater flexibility to be given to local authorities on spending of ring Finance New Performance Poole fenced grants Framework Borough of Unitary SW For Planning Inspectors appointed to determine appeals to have and Planning Health Poole connection with and knowledge of the local area. Borough of Unitary SW Delegation of greater powers to Local Authorities to control and direct Transport Poole the nature of Local Public Transport. Borough of Unitary SW To seek greater influence for the Local Authority in the setting of the Housing Poole Regional Spatial Strategy and local determination of housing targets, including the number of affordable homes per development. Borough of Unitary SW To consider the possibility of legislation to build in a Right of Appeal by Planning Poole residents against grant of planning consent by a Local Authority or developer (limited to significant applications.) Borough of Unitary SW The ability to retain and influence the setting of the National non- Finance Poole domestic Rate collected by the Authority. Brighton & Hove Unitary SE That power be devolved to local authorities to set vehicle speed limits on Transport City Council public roads at any maximum below existing regulations (20mph), according to local needs, in order to encourage safer and more people Brighton & Hove Unitary SE friendly streets where appropriate. To allow allotment holders to sell their surplus product to local shops. Environmental City Council sustainability Brighton & Hove Unitary SE That national government introduce a business rates local protection Finance City Council scheme which gives councils the authority to offer discretionary business rate relief to encourage and sustain small and medium local businesses. Brighton & Hove Unitary SE National Government remove pooling regulations for RTB capital Finance City Council receipts and release future and accumulated capital receipts from the sale of council housing to the control of Local Authorities to be Brighton & Hove Unitary SE That national planning policy, specifically Planningnew stock and administered as they see fit, but especially to build Policy Statement 1, is Planning City Council changed to explicitly support localised food systems, thereby encouraging the provision of food infrastructure including urban and peri- Brighton & Hove Unitary SE To change legislation thatdairies and foodauthorities from borrowing urban abattoirs, bakeries, prohibits local hubs. Housing City Council against their social housing rental income. Brighton & Hove Unitary SE To place a legal responsibility on supermarkets to reduce the amount of Environmental City Council non-recyclable materials used in packaging and to provide recycling sustainability facilities for materials that are not recycled in the local household Brighton & Hove Unitary SE recycling collection. incentives and assistance to local homeowners, To increase financial Environmental City Council including landlords, to install micro-renewable energy sources in their sustainability properties. Brighton & Hove Unitary SE That food growing be introduced as part of the national curriculum either Children and City Council on or off school sites. young people Bristol City Unitary SW Government to extend Business Rate Relief to provide the same relief to Finance Council urban Post Offices as rural. Bristol City Unitary SW Reduce commercial and industrial waste. Environmental Council sustainability Bristol City Unitary SW Establish statutory biodiversity/eco footprint data in planning applications. Environmental Council sustainability Bristol City Unitary SW Reduce VAT on Property Refurbishment and Brownfield Site Housing Council development to zero%. Bristol City Unitary SW Encourage car clubs through exemption from congestion charges and Transport Council free road fund licences. Bristol City Unitary SW Place a tax on the purchase of plastic bags by retailers. Environmental Council sustainability Bristol City Unitary SW Amend the Local Government and Housing Act to support the Worklessness, Council employment of young people and people with learning difficulties, unemployment specifically within local authorities and skills Bristol City Unitary SW Supporting independent shops in local town centres. Planning Council Burnley District NW Seelctive landlord licensing and changes to the CPO regime. Housing Borough Council Bury Met NW Add “protecting and improving public health” to the 4 existing objectives Health Metropolitan of the Licensing Act 2003 Borough Council Cambridge City District E The government should give joint powers over all aspects of Transport Transport Council Policy and Planning within Cambridge to Cambridgeshire County and Cambridge City Councils. These powers to include regulation of all Cambridge City District E public bus transport within Cambridge. The government should introduce legislation to significantly reduce the Environmental Council amount of packaging on all retail goods (food and non-food) and require sustainability all remaining packaging to be biodegradable. Cambridge City District E The government should change current arrangements to allow Housing Council Cambridge City Council to keep ALL revenue collected from Council Housing rents and ALL receipts from Right to Buy sales of Council Cambridge City District E Homes. Council urges government to act quickly to: a) Make it much The City Environmental Council easier to introduce renewable energy schemes. b) Legislate to require sustainability high energy efficiency standards for ALL new buildings before 2016. Central The introduction of a 5 year discretionary rate relief for small businesses Environmental Bedfordshire in the area operating the development and production of low carbon sustainability Council Unitary E technologies related to this sector. Amend the Licensing Act 2003 to include ward councillors in the Regulatory Cheshire West definition of 'interested party'. This would enable local ward councillors to services and Chester Unitary NW make representations to the Licensing committee as of right. Chorley District NW An amendment to be made to Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing Planning Borough (PPS3) to exclude gardens from the definition of brownfield land Council Chorley District NW Improving the relationships between local authorities and Primary Care Democratic Borough Trusts and strengthening the democratic accountability of PCTs to their renewal Council communities. Chorley District NW Give Councils the power to retain a proportion of the revenue from Finance Borough business rates (Non Domestic rates, NNDR) to be spent on local Council priorities or to have the power to raise revenue through this mechanism City of York Unitary YH Bring commercial waste into councils‟ targets for local levy. recycling by giving powers back to local authorities to set a increasing Environmental Council sustainability City of York Unitary YH Accelerate actions regarding the creation of low carbon communities; Environmental Council sustainability City of York Unitary YH Re-regulation of bus services Transport Council City of York Unitary YH That City of York council should be able to keep all of its council housing Transport Council rental income and not be subject to the HRA subsidy Regime. City of York Unitary YH That “Business Rates are retained locally for spending on sustainability Finance Council (including economic) by council” City of York Unitary YH This proposal requests that all landfill tax and LATS penalties (where Environmental Council appropriate) are returned to local authorities for investment in further sustainability recycling, reduction, reuse and repair measures. City of York Unitary YH This proposal requests consideration for a change in legislation, so that Environmental Council producers of packaging, such as supermarkets, have an obligation to sustainability take it back at their stores locally for reuse or recycling. Croydon London Establish Local Appeals Boards to determine planning appeals on minor Planning Borough applications. Council LB GL Darlington Unitary NE To request a new legal power to enable licensing committees to take Health Borough account of representations about local views on “sufficiency” in relation to Council the provision of premises from which alcohol can be bought Darlington Unitary NE Facilitating access to welfare benefits for those in low paid work and/or Worklessness, Borough those who are volunteering. unemployment Council and skills Darlington Unitary NE A revised Working Neighbourhood Fund (WNF) to better target local Regeneration Borough deprivation and Economic Council Development Darlington Unitary NE For Government to take the necessary steps to enable community pubs to Health Borough trade on a level playing field by prohibiting irresponsible promotion of Council alcohol as a loss-leader (part one). That government take the necessary Doncaster Met YH steps to prohibit restrictive covenants that prevent any future use of a Making local Post Offices more sustainable Local Services Metropolitan Borough Council Doncaster Met YH Empowering parish councils in the planning process Planning Metropolitan Borough Council Doncaster Met YH Enable local authorities to encourage local businesses to promote Finance Metropolitan sustainability through the business rates reliefs system Borough Council Doncaster Met YH Universal concessionary pass for young people is implemented across Transport Metropolitan the country. Borough Council Doncaster Met YH The installation of renewable energy/lighting/heating sources by Environmental Metropolitan households and The provision of renewable energy lighting schemes at sustainability Borough amenities such as multi-use games areas Council Dorset County County SW Christchurch For the government toand packaging to be deal with the issue of vehicles Recycling of plastics enact legislation to enhanced, working with Transport Council Borough Council using inappropriate roads as a result of satellite navigation devices. Dorset County Dorset County County SW CouncilCounty Dorset That the Secretary of State for Transport amends the powers of the Transport Council Council Highway Agency as follows: West Dorset District East Devon District SW Council „That where roads under their jurisdiction have a highlocal people local Providing more affordable housing in East Devon for or significant Housing District Council East Lindsey District EM A change to the legislation that would require a larger percentage of the Democratic District Council electorate to call for a meeting, demand a Parish Poll on a question or renewal the appointment to an Office, and a larger number of those present at the East Lindsey District EM meeting, the District Council to retain a proportion of Non Domestic To allow with a de minimis included. Finance District Council Rates (NDR) received from caravan parks for reinvestment into local community renewal projects. East Lindsey District EM The Government should remove the mandatory element to maintain Local Services District Council closed churchyards, retaining a power for councils to support the activity, so it became a matter of local choice through the democratic process. East Riding of Unitary YH For the Government to increase expenditure on major transport schemes Transport Yorkshire to finance the reopening of the York to Beverley railway. Council East Riding of Unitary YH The removal of an age restriction to Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Adult social Yorkshire care Council Essex County County E Change the definition of 'NEETs' to recognise participation in ECC Children and Council youth initiatives and formal volunteering programmes as valid alternatives young people to education, training and employment. Essex County County E That ECC be empowered to define and enforce a set of local Democratic Council performance standards for government agencies and non-departmental renewal public bodies that operate within Essex. Essex County County E Develop joint arrangements for commissioning non-emergency patient Health Council transport services (PTS). To this end, it is proposed that the Secretary of State: Essex County County E That Local Authorities be empowered to use the existing infrastructure Democratic Council provided by the Electoral Commission to run locally focused renewal referendums, including alongside existing votes such as parliamentary, Essex County County E European and local elections. The duty to set the eligibility criteria and amounts payable for all working Worklessness, Council age benefits for all claimants in Essex be devolved from central unemployment government to ECC. and skills Essex County County E That ECC be allowed to retain money that it would otherwise have paid to Environmental Council the exchequer in landfill tax. All retained money will be committed to fund sustainability projects and programmes to improve local environmental sustainability. Exeter City District SW For Government to give Exeter City Council the power to retain revenue Finance Council from locally imposed non-domestic rates on store car parking spaces, with the power for the Council to allow discounts to stores that source at Exeter City District SW least 30% of goods from within 30 miles of Exeter carrying at least two Ensure that all buses in rural areas are capable of(and which are not first Transport Council bikes on externally secured bike carriers. Hackney London LB GL Introduce wider powers for councils to be able to reflect residents‟ views Planning Borough and influence the shape of local high streets where the concentration of Council particular kinds of businesses can mean that the needs of local people Hammersmith LB GL Councils be given the statutory duty to improve sustainable are not met and local communities cease to be neighbourhoods where Regeneration and Fulham there are concentrations of deprivation and be set free to manage and Economic London Borough regeneration resources and their housing assets in a more sensible way Development Council Hampshire County SE based on what is right for the local area. Devolve the responsibility for Regional Strategy preparation from the Planning County Council regional level to county level, enabling closer links between planning and delivery of services such as transport, education and health, and Harrow London LB GL enhancing local democratic accountability Amend the Planning Act to give a duty to local planning authorities to Planning Borough recognise the value of gardens and urban green spaces in the life of the Council community, and for the environmental and social sustainability of an area. The Government is requested to enact legislation to enable the transfer Transport of Highway Authority powers to those District Councils who are willing Hastings Borough District Council SE and able to take on sole responsibility for on street parking. It is proposed that high-speed broadband is provided throughout the Local Services Herefordshire county. Council Unitary WM Local lettings policy for exisiting housing stock. Housing Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Twin-tracking the line between Hereford and Ledbury Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Work expereinece on farms as park of the national curriculum. Children and Herefordshire young people Council Unitary WM Designating the Herefordshire Black Mountains as an area of Environmental Herefordshire outstanding national beauty. sustainability Council Unitary WM Re-opening the Herefordshire to Gloucstershire canal. Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM The Highways Agency should eb required to take into account and act Transport Herefordshire upon local needs. Council Unitary WM Establish/Re-establish train stations on existing lines in the County Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Establish Post Banks in local Post Offices. Local Services Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Considering the impact and engaging with the local community when Local Services Herefordshire moving or closing public services. Council Unitary WM Reduced VAT on building conversions Housing Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Extension of the commuter train network. Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM Creating a public transport governing body. Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM All settlements should have the right to access a public transport service. Transport Herefordshire Council Unitary WM High Peak District EM Free Transport for school age children; switching of traffic lights to Transport Borough flashing amber between 12 midnight and 5am in order to reduce carbon Council emissions and to encourage drivers to take more responsibility for safe Islington London LB GL road use Amend legislation which restricts the freedom of the council to require Worklessness, Borough its contractors to pay the London Living Wage. unemployment Council and skills Islington London LB GL For the local authority to take over the licensing and enforcement of Transport Borough footways along red routes. Council Islington London LB GL Increase the amount of waste that businesses recyle Environmental Borough sustainability Council Islington London LB GL Give the council the power to decide if an area is saturated with gambling Planning Borough and/or off license premises so that it can then restrict new licences being Council granted (or existing licences being extended). Islington London LB GL To give local authorities more control over developments by railway Planning Borough operators to ensure biodiversity is protected and enhanced in these key Council sites. Islington London LB GL Freedoms for local authorities to discourage empty homes. Housing Borough Council Islington London LB GL Using empty business premises for community use, and powers to Regeneration Borough require all business premises to be kept in a good and presentable and Economic Council condition. Development Islington London LB GL For local authorities to keep and spend business rates collected in their Finance Borough area to spend on local services and priorities. Council Islington London LB GL To transfer functions from the London Mayor to borough level to give Planning Borough each borough the final say on tall buildings. Council Islington London LB GL To protect and promote neighbourhood shopping centres. Planning Borough Council Islington London LB GL Extend the notice period for temporary event notices. Regulatory Borough services Council Islington London LB GL Require leaseholders to keep and provide evidence that gas safety Housing Borough checks have been carried out in their properties. Council Kent County County SE Change in Government policy to allow recourse to government funding in Transport Council the provision of MotorWay Service Areas. Kent County County SE The transfer of functions of the Skills Funding Agency and Young Children and Council Peoples Learning Agency in regard to the county of Kent be devolved to young people KCC. The government to issue guidelines to courts not to issue charging Safer and orders unless there are exceptional circumstances; that is that the court stronger Kettering Borough District Council EM is persuaded that thee was an intent to defraud on the part of the debtor. Communities To change the statutory guidance to allow local authorities to employ Safer and single teams of warden capable of dealing with all civil enforcement stronger Kettering Borough District Council EM issues. Communities Give licensing authorities, in conjunction with the police, or the local Regulatory CDRP, powers to prevent supermarkets selling alcohol below a certain services Kettering Borough District Council EM price floor. Kingston upon LB GL Introduction of additional licensing conditions for puppy vendors which Safer and Thames Royal will enable Local Authorities to enforce a ban on dogs imported from stronger Borough puppy farms and which will improve the welfare standards in pet shops. Communities Council upon Kingston LB GL We are proposing that Kingston should be able to keep a proportion of Finance Thames Royal the business rates collected which would be ring-fenced for investment in Borough programmes that contributed to local economic and social sustainability. Council upon Kingston LB GL Overturning the Greenwich Judgement Children and Thames Royal young people Borough Council London LB Lambeth GL Variable National Non Domestic Rates for those businesses that deliver Finance Borough social benefits Council Lambeth London LB GL New powers to use empty commercial properties for 3rd sector/social Regeneration Borough enterprises. and Economic Council Development Lambeth London LB GL Stopping Land Banking Planning Borough Council Leeds City Met YH Amend schedule 7 of the traffic management act 2004 to extend the Transport Council powers of civil enforcement officers to issue penalty charge notices for obstructive parking. Lewes District District SE Central Government to set up legislation to require The Highways Transport Council Agency and the Highway Authority to link the footpaths and cycle ways in the Local Authority area. Lewes District District SE Devolve from Central Government to the Local Authority all the funds held Worklessness, Council for the purpose of enterprise support. unemployment and skills Lewes District District SE The Waste Collection Authority to have the power to levy a charge to Environmental Council cover the cost of disposal of excess waste and to decide how the waste is sustainability disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Lewes District District SE "A review of local government at parish level, review of areas that do not Democratic Council have a parish council, to look at the governance of those areas and the renewal process of creating parish councils in those areas. Particular attention Lewes District District SE beingThe Secretary of State develops a strategy to enablesustainable That given to the relevance of the Parish Meeting to the Councils to Environmental Council promote local energy schemes and in particular review the requirements sustainability regarding private wire systems Lewes District District SE LAs should be able to set increased council tax rates for properties kept Finance Council soley as second homes or used as holiday lets. Lewes District District SE That the Secretary of State takes the power (or gives local authorities the Regeneration Council power) to levy non domestic rates on all those car parking spaces - with and Economic a power for the council to allow discounts (perhaps up to 100%) if the Development Lewes District District SE supermarket Curriculum should include education about government The National or other store, sources a stated percentage of goods for Democratic Council structures and local democracy, designed to encourage participation in renewal local issues and a feeling of inclusivity in Secondary Schools. Support for Lewisham education to beBookmakers. and participatory as possible e.g. to elect a Gambling and as practical Regulatory London Borough services Council LB GL Lewisham Significantly increase the fund for grants for people to install micro- Environmental London Borough renewables such as solar panels and small wind turbines for their homes sustainability Council LB GL (known as the Low Carbon Building Programme). Local Authorities are given power to force utility companies to reinstate Local Services Liverpool City works to original state and that any utilities works that are disruptive to the Council Met NW local highway network should be agreed and co-ordinated with the City Council. authorities to retain business rates for local spending. Allow local Finance Liverpool City Council Met NW That the decent homes criteria to provide for housing standards is Environmental Liverpool City changed to allow local authorities to determine minimum standards for sustainability Council Met NW energy conservation, the amount of renewable energy and flood protection. Make it possible for communities to have mandatory lease rights on Planning Liverpool City disused land, and unoccupied buildings from private owners Council Met NW That legislation is introduced to allow local authorities to impose tighter Housing Liverpool City restrictions and minimum requirements on private landlords including 2 Council Met NW storey multi occupied houses. Amend licensing legislation to prevent alcohol licences being granted at Regulatory Liverpool City any premises which sell petrol. services Council Met NW That post offices can not be closed until the local co-operative Local Services Liverpool City development office has been given the time and training budget to see if Council Met NW an increase in capacity could result in local people taking over the management of the premises. Change legislation to allow proximity ie numbers in an area, using the Planning Liverpool City pharmacy principle, and the effect on public health to be considered as Council Met NW grounds for objection and refusal in respect of planning and licensing Maldon District District E applications. The government gives Local Authorities the power to require planning Planning Council permission to be sought for the change of use from premises which fall within the same use class, such as a change from a post office to a Mid Devon District SW newsagents or village store, or wider role in their community,required for Give local Post Offices a much demolition (as currently only in Local Services District Council particular with regard to the provision of government services and banking services. Mid Sussex District SE Provision of broadband services should be made the subject of a legal Local Services District Council minimum requirement, in the same way that access to other infrastructure services is, e.g. water. Newcastle District WM That Government should promote the decentralisation of services in Environmental under Lyme order to reduce long-distance traffic. sustainability Borough Council Newcastle District WM That Government should incentivise the generation of power within local Environmental under Lyme communities‟ for local consumption. sustainability Borough Council Newcastle District WM That home composting should qualify for recycling credits to be paid to Environmental under Lyme Councils which would subsidise the provision of home composting sustainability Borough equipment. Council Newcastle District WM That Government should direct farming policy to prioritise the growing of Environmental under Lyme organic and a greater variety of foods for local consumption. sustainability Borough Council Newcastle District WM That Government should clarify and simplify the law relating to the use of Transport under Lyme pavements by vehicular traffic such that pavement be reserved exclusively Borough for pedestrian use. Council Newcastle District WM That highways should be managed by the most local authority available in Transport under Lyme order to make highway maintenance most appropriate and responsive to Borough local need. Council upon Newcastle The City Council requests that legislation is introduced which would Transport Tyne City make it unlawful to park on the footway where any part of a vehicle is within Council Met NE 1100mm of the edge of the footway within the local authority area Newcastle upon The City Council requests the creation of statutory powers to prohibit Local Services Tyne City large pub and retail companies that own drinking establishments from Council Met NE imposing restrictive covenants when they sell their property assets. E More effective flood warning systems. Environmental sustainability County Norfolk County Council North Dorset District SW Dorset County a. Remove capping limit for rural LAs, or apply or reinstate an Finance District Council Council independently assessed baseline de minimus. North Dorset District SW Christchurch b. Apply a the basis for calculation forthe Local in accessBusiness Growth Finance Changes rural weighting to allow of difficulty Authority due to sparsity, District Council Borough Council Incentive. Weymouth and North Somerset Unitary SW Portland Borough Revision of Planning Laws to achieve less commuter travel. Planning Council North Somerset Unitary SW That the Secretary of State transfers responsibility for the support of pubs Regeneration Council and shops in all rural parishes in the county to the local authority. and Economic Development North Somerset Unitary SW To modify regulations in the Local Transport Act 2008 and the Transport Council Concessionary Bus Travel (permits) (England) Regulations 2008 North Yorkshire County YH Craven District That the government introduces a range of measures to promote energy Environmental County Council Council, Hambleton efficiency. sustainability District Council, North Yorkshire County YH Richmondshire Craven District Improve labelling of food to promote local produce. Environmental County Council Council, Hambleton sustainability District Council, North Yorkshire County YH Harrogate Borough Craven District Change the State Aid rules to allow Nynet directly to local businesses Regeneration County Council Council, Hambleton and residents and Economic District Council, Development Norwich City District E Harrogate Borough Introduce, a „Power of Care‟ element to the existing lasting power of Adult social Council attorney. care Nottingham City Unitary EM To improve the provision of environmental services and tackle crime and Safer and Council anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Nottingham - new powers to address: stronger - noise nuisance Communities Nottingham City Unitary EM - behaviour of repeat offenders in a locality to prevent an unbalanced Controlling the number of HMOs Housing Council housing market and introduce levels of control through licensing to prevent HMOs having a negative impact on a neighbourhood. Nottingham City Unitary EM That the Government make some changes to legislation to help tackle the Safer and Council following issues: stronger - Littering from cars Communities Oxford City District SE - Fly-posting The City Council is asking for Secretary of State Approval to introduce an Health Council Oxford City wide Licensing Scheme. Oxford City District SE Tackling Flood Risk Environmental Council sustainability Oxford City District SE Creating a new Planning Use Class; Promoting and supporting local Planning Council businesses through a more flexible Business Rate Relief system Oxford City District SE Reform to the law of compulsory purchase and that the Government act Planning Council upon the recommendations within the Law Commission Report „Towards a compulsory purchase code (2) procedure‟ (2004) Oxfordshire County SE Proposal for an Oxfordshire Adult Skills Agency Worklessness, County Council unemployment and skills Pendle Borough District NW Introduce a Landlord Licensing scheme Housing Council Redbridge LB GL A review of the current signs Regulations and General Direction to relax Transport London Borough the illumination requirements for some road signs. Council Redbridge LB GL Introduce a new subsection (possibly A1(a)), to the Use Class Order to Planning London Borough identify the number of coffee shops and takeaway food shops currently Council operating as Use Class A1 establishments. Redbridge LB GL To suspend the requirement for Redbridge Council to publish statutory Planning London Borough notices in the London Gazette and, instead, to publish notices on its Council award winning website, Redbridge-i and Redbridge Life, the Council Redcar & Unitary NE The proposal is local papers. paper as well asto enable the Council's Community Protection Officer Safer and Cleveland Service to carry out civil and criminal act duties in a combined manner stronger Borough without fear of legal challenge. Communities Council & Redcar Unitary NE Changes to Section 215 powers under the Town and Country Planning Planning Cleveland Act could be amended to speed up the process where land, including Borough property, adversely affects the amenity of the area Council Richmondshire District YH Harrogate Borough Change to the law to make it a legal obligation for Local Government to Local Services District Council Council and provide public toilets Scarborough Rother District District SE Borough Council. Preserving the public realm and improving the quality of life in rural Transport Council villages. Rother District District SE Transfer New Road Money to Tree and Green Space Provision Environmental Council sustainability Lead authority Authority Region If Joint proposal list One line summary Proposal Name Type other authorities theme Rother District District SE Merton Rule. Environmental Council sustainability Rother District District SE Protection for allotments. Environmental Council sustainability Rother District District SE Duty to maintain and wherever possible enhance the quality of the public Safer and Council realm on public bodies. stronger Communities Ryedale District District YH Craven District Regulation of the price of bottled gas/Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). Environmental Council, Council, Hambleton sustainability District Council, Ryedale District District YH Richmondshire Craven District Give Councils the power to remove restrictive covenants put on buildings Regeneration Council, Council, Hambleton such as pubs which are closed by national chains to prevent them from re- and Economic District Council, opening as a public house. Development Sheffield City Met YH Richmondshire That the government introduces statutory legislation giving Sheffield City Planning Council Council a rebuttable right to enter into temporary leases compulsorily with owners of vacant brownfield land, which they can then sublease to Sheffield City Met YH community groups. To allow asylum seekers the right to work in the city once their application Worklessness, Council for asylum has been received. unemployment and skills Sheffield City Met YH Formal recognition by government that Sheffield City Council, in its role Worklessness, Council as community leader, is invested with the authority to secure, through unemployment statutory partnership working with the national agencies, the necessary and skills Sheffield City Met YH That change inCity Council should be given responsibility for maintaining Local Services step Sheffield performance in adult learning, skills and employment at Council and sustaining the local Post Office network in our local area. South Unitary SW Increasing the size of the Car Park at the M4/A46 (J18) to provide Park & Local Services Gloucestershire Share facilities to serve the West of England and beyond. Council South Unitary SW Prevention of Flooding in the Village of Aust Environmental Gloucestershire sustainability Council South Unitary SW Automatic Rate Relief for Business. Finance Gloucestershire Council South Unitary SW Abolish the Regional Spatial Strategy and move to a decentralised Planning Gloucestershire system based around natural communities at local and sub-regional Council level. South Unitary SW Remove the Gypsy and Traveller DPD Direction Planning Gloucestershire Council South Unitary SW Further revision to the priority list of LAs invited to join the Building Children and Gloucestershire Schools for the Future programme. young people Council South Hams District SW That the Government gives a commitment not to enter into any further Local Services District Council Post Office closure programmes and to sustain a national network of around 12,000 Post Offices, establishing a Post Bank, and re-introducing South Hams District SW lost or tier local government areas, the Government to most Billing In two curtailed services, bringing the UK inline with give of its EU Housing District Council Authorities the power to create a separate fund for all the additional revenue raised from council tax on second homes. South Hams District SW This proposal calls for Government and Local Authority housing and Housing District Council planning requirements to be amended to allow private individuals and non- profit groups to build affordable homes for their own use South Hams District SW Government to legislate for Local Authorities to implement a policy that Environmental District Council requires Integrated Health Impact Assessments (IHIA)1 to be sustainability undertaken on all new developments and strategic plans. South Hams District SW That the Government gives Local Authorities the power to apply rate relief Finance District Council to businesses that earn 50% of their turnover from selling local foods and goods and that this be fully funded by Central Government. South Hams District SW Community Asset Transfer Local Services District Council South Hams District SW Volunteer centres and Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) are fully Safer and District Council funded to encourage volunteer activities in communities stronger Communities Network of Safe Cycle Routes. Transport South Hams District Council District SW Adapting Green Spaces to Climate Change Environmental South Hams sustainability District Council District SW Local Renewable Energy Provision. Environmental South Hams sustainability District Council District SW South Hams District SW That the Government introduces a new policy and provides financial Environmental District Council support or tax incentives to introduce a range of new „green‟ initiatives. sustainability South Kesteven District EM Our proposal asks the government to allow the council to retain 100% of Housing District Council the rent it collects from its housing stock. South Lakeland District NW Increasing supply of affordable housing by returning 100 per cent of Housing District Council council housing rents to the local authority area which they came from in order to fund new affordable housing. South Somerset District SW Improve home insulation and other energy saving measures in people‟s Environmental District Council homes, with a priority for older people, the „near poor‟ and „hard to treat‟ sustainability housing stock. South Somerset District SW This proposal asks Government to help public sector organisations to Regeneration District Council support their local economies by procuring more goods and services and Economic from local suppliers. Development South Somerset District SW Ensure that any new-build housing development provides some of its own Environmental District Council energy from renewable resources. sustainability South Somerset District SW To establish a Community Allowance, enabling long-term unemployed Worklessness, District Council people to undertake a small amount of paid work without it affecting their unemployment benefits and skills South Tyneside Metropolitan The proposal seeks to provide more detailed guidance of when a garage Regulatory Borough could be licensed to sell alcohol under the Licensing Act 2003. services Council South Tyneside Met NE Metropolitan Changes to the Climate Change Act 2008, Planning Policy Statement: Environmental Borough Planning and Climate Change - supplement to PPS, to ensure a sustainability Council Met NE propsperous low carbon economy that provides a good quality of lie to South Tyneside UK residents. details changes to Part 4 of the Housing Act 2004 to allow Housing This proposal Metropolitan Borough the council to raise money for the renovation from commercial sources, to Council Met NE allow a more affordable rent to be charged where the situation requires it South Tyneside Metropolitan and to make stronger formal and to take action against properties that Request for it easier for council‟slegislative arrangements for Local Transport Borough Councils to influence the delivery of the Highways Agency‟s national and Council Met NE regional roads programme. Southampton Unitary SE That Central Government provide Waste Disposal Authorities with an Environmental City Council additional landfill tonnage allowance to take into account commercial sustainability waste activities. Southampton Unitary SE To request an amendment to existing benefit regulations in order to Worklessness, City Council encourage volunteering, flexible working patterns and learning without unemployment adversely affecting an individual‟s benefit entitlement. and skills Southampton Unitary SE To set up a regional Energy Service Company to promote the provision Environmental City Council and use of more sustainable energy and heat, including renewables, sustainability within Southampton / the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire Southend-on- Unitary E (PUSH) area.a comprehensive package of neighbourhood support, To implement Democratic Sea Borough engagement and training opportunities to improve and sustain life renewal Council chances of local communities in Southend. Southwark LB GL To relax the legal requirement for 20mph zones that every street must Transport Council have self-enforcing calming measures. Southwark LB GL Establish a national Plastic Bag Free day to coincide with the Environmental Council International event. sustainability Southwark LB GL A legal duty for rail operators to work with local authorities and local Environmental Council communities to safeguard and improve the environment around railway sustainability land and infrastructure. Southwark LB GL Create a tax regime which encourages sustainable commuting. Transport Council Southwark LB GL Support public sector leaseholders to pay their major works service Housing Council charges by incentivising them to make regular payments. Southwark LB GL To allow local authorities to impose civil penalties on freeholders, Housing Council leaseholders or a tenant as appropriate, for the unlawful use of properties, in order to cover the costs of planning enforcement. Southwark LB GL Introduce a permissive regime that enables local authorities to prioritise Planning Council permaculture design principles in local planning policy. Councils to be allowed to collect and retain 10% of business rates to Finance provide stronger support (locally) for small business set up, training, St Albans City and District Council E guidance and infrastructure projects benefiting local businesses Practice based commissioning and scrutiny Health St Albans City and District Council E Staffordshire District WM More regular bus services in Ipstones; Retention of the village post Transport Moorlands office in Ipstones, including a desire to see more services retained by District Council post offices generally; The re-opening of those village post offices that Stockton-on- Unitary NE have already been closed. It is proposed that the Government bestow on Local Authorities stronger Planning Tees Borough powers to help deal in a more effective, efficient and timely way with the Council problems caused by derelict industrial land and buildings. Stroud District District SW Reform of the Housing Revenue Account Subsidy arrangements Housing Council Suffolk Coastal County E Overall responsibility for granting licences should remain with the traffic Regulatory District Council commissioners, but local planning authorities (LPA) should have a services statutory obligation to sanction new operating bases or changes to Suffolk Coastal County E existing sites. of the funding currently distributed through theto obtain A percentage The traffic commissioners would be required Regional Worklessness, District Council Development Agencies (RDAs), the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) unemployment and Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) be given directly to District and skills Sutton London LB GL Pilot a new rural areas planning, where applications that the authority Councils inapproach to to fund training for employability and skills Planning Borough refuses can be taken to a local panel if either applicant or objectors Council express dissatisfaction with the decision That the Government cease any future Post Office closure programmes Local Services Teignbridge and review the impact on communities where closures have already taken District Council District SW place. Government to review restrictions on conservation of buildings to allow Environmental Teignbridge the use of more energy efficient materials. sustainability District Council District SW Government to acknowledge the role of Community Land Bank Trusts Housing Teignbridge (CLTs) and ensure involvement at local level on future housing District Council District SW developments. Torridge District SW Provision of enhanced public transport in rural areas. Transport District Council Torridge District SW To allow derelict private buildings, which have not previously been used Housing District Council as residential accommodation (space above shops, meeting rooms, offices, chapels, etc), to be compulsorily purchased by the local authority Torridge District SW and second home owners should pay Thatconverted/renovated for housing. 100% of the council tax and that all Housing District Council income raised remains locally. Torridge District SW Assist local communities in making their village halls self sustaining. Regulatory District Council services Torridge District SW Fundamental change to Planning Policy Statements 7 and 3. Planning District Council Torridge District SW Financial penalties on retrospective planning applications. Planning District Council Trafford Met NW That the government give Local Authorities stronger powers to initiate Planning Metropolitan action more quickly and place a requirement on owners to provide Borough realistic proposals for change within a reasonable timeframe, or to allow Council Waltham Forest LB GL Adapt legislation toin and it easier to take control of abandoned patches of Planning the Council to step make serve notice on the owner to sell the London Borough land. Council Waltham Forest LB GL Encourage the Government to reduce the time it takes to deal with Planning London Borough appeals against the service of enforcement notices within the Planning Council Enforcement system. Waltham Forest LB GL Waltham Forest proposes a power to have a 'local voting age or local Democratic London Borough age of representation' so that young people could vote and/or stand for renewal Council their local elections. Waltham Forest LB GL Allow discounts on business rates to be set by local criteria. Finance London Borough Council Waltham Forest LB GL Alter the powers available to councils to deal with fly tipping, waste and Environmental London Borough graffiti on privately owned land and buildings to allow the Council to take sustainability Council immediate action where necessary, or reduce the time before an Warrington Unitary NW Supporting can be made, work we deem there full a risk to intervention people beyondwhereplacements, intoto betime, paidhealth, Worklessness, Borough employment and fundamentally creating these opportunities. unemployment Council and skills Warrington Unitary NW Our proposal would require amendment to the current business rate Finance Borough relief scheme to include an inspection managed award of business rate Council relief. Warwick District District WM For councils to keep all the rental income on council properties Housing Council Warwick District District WM That the Government return 1% of the landfill tax revenue raised locally Environmental Council (within the district) to be used solely by Local Authorities/Voluntary sustainability Sector to help increase recycling rates. Warwick District District WM Local retention of business rates Finance Council West Devon The need to sustain the levels of social and economic capital gained Planning Borough through previous central government Community Development initiatives Council District SW such as the Market and Coastal Towns Initiative, Parish Planning and West Devon previous government funded regeneration programmes Increase the usage of the Dartmoor Railway Transport Borough Council District SW West Devon South Hams District That the Government gives a commitment not to enter into any further Local Services Borough Council Post Office closure programmes and to sustain a national network of Council District SW around 12,000 Post Offices, establishing a Post Bank, and re-introducing That the Government should provide a UK inline with most of its EU lost or curtailed services, bringing thefinancial incentive for landowners Planning West Devon Borough to sell land for community purposes without financial loss; particularly Council District SW small parcels of land for affordable housing. West Dorset District SW West Dorset DC, Extension of the concept of Rural Exception Sites to settlements of over Planning District Council Dorset CC, Purbeck 3000 to include market towns. DC West Dorset District SW West Dorset DC, Developers should be mandated to attain the highest practical Code for Environmental District Council Dorset CC, Purbeck Sustainable Homes levels (or equivalent BREEAM rating) in all new sustainability DC developments. West Dorset District SW West Dorset DC, Extension of the rural repurchase fund. Housing District Council Dorset CC, Purbeck DC West District NW To allow local authorities to participate in more than one LAA/MAA. New Lancashire Performance District Council Framework West District NW Provide funding to improve train and bus services to and from Transport Lancashire Skelmersdale. District Council West District NW To re-direct funding for training contracts to local authorities, to ensure Worklessness, Lancashire locality-specific training needs can be addressed and enable the unemployment District Council establishment of practical learning/training & social enterprise business and skills West District NW hubs. authorities to keep a greater proportion of Right to Buy receipts to Local Housing Lancashire enable house building & estate remodelling District Council West District NW The government to support regeneration in New Towns. Regeneration Lancashire and Economic District Council Development West District NW Lobbying for changes to the Treaty of Rome to encourage local Regeneration Lancashire economic stimulus. and Economic District Council Development West District NW Changes to the funding formula for local authorities to facilitate public Finance Lancashire realm maintenance in New Town Areas. District Council West District NW To extend the funding that local authorities receive for the collection of Environmental Lancashire recyclables to all categories of non-business premises. sustainability District Council West District SE Government revises its criteria for the award of Flood Defence Grant in Environmental Oxfordshire Aid (FDGIA), which is administered by the Environment Agency on behalf sustainability District Council of DEFRA. Westminster LB GL Revise Government make funding of local flood relief schemes direct to Centralthe method for calculating an area's population. Finance City Council Westminster LB GL For a proportion of the business rates collected in the city to be ring Finance City Council fenced so that the City Council can invest in its City Recovery programme and economic development related activities. Westminster LB GL Government alters its targets relating to temporarty accomadation so that Housing City Council levels of overcrowding can be reduced. Voluntary organisations should not pay business rates for rubbish Environmental Wiltshire collection but rather be treated as domestic customers. sustainability Council Unitary SW Access to education should be widened to cover as many people's needs Worklessness, Wiltshire as possible. unemployment Council Unitary SW and skills Amending Stamp duty land tax to rejuvinate the housing market. Housing Wiltshire Council Unitary SW Adaptations should be made to new affordable housing at design stage to Adult social Wiltshire meet mobility targets care Council Unitary SW Stamp Duty Land Tax from house sales should be paid to the local Housing Wiltshire authority to encourage the building of more affordable homes. Council Unitary SW New houses to be equipped with rain water harvesting and solar power Environmental Wiltshire units to minimise their impact on the environment. sustainability Council Unitary SW Lowered curbs for wheelchair users should be painted yellow to ensure Transport Wiltshire car drivers are made aware not to park in front of them Council Unitary SW Inject Vehicle Excise Duty paid by Wiltshire residents back into the local Transport Wiltshire area Council Unitary SW Changes to national speed limit signage. Transport Wiltshire Council Unitary SW Strict speed limits in town centres and villages of 20mph. Transport Wiltshire Council Unitary SW All MOT tests to include the statutory recording of mileage Transport Wiltshire Council Unitary SW Government to set a requirement for a strategic policy for Climate Environmental Wiltshire Change to be developed and owned by local authorities sustainability Council Unitary SW Introduce plastic recycling collections at the doorstep. Environmental Wiltshire sustainability Council Unitary SW Energy production to be decentralised to local level. Environmental Wiltshire sustainability Council Unitary SW Increase tax on chewing gum Safer and Wiltshire stronger Council Unitary SW Communities Mandatory for utility companies to publish or make available aggregate Environmental Wiltshire figures for utility usage on a community basis. sustainability Council Unitary SW Introduce facilities for storing electrical energy generated by Environmental Wiltshire renewables. sustainability Council Unitary SW Undertake a national review of the use of street lights. Environmental Wiltshire sustainability Council Unitary SW Office sustainability Environmental Wiltshire sustainability Council Unitary SW The Sustainable Communities Act consultation process should not just Democratic Wiltshire be a one off, but be ongoing, or at least held once per year. renewal Council Unitary SW Windsor & Unitary SE To devolve the provision of Information, Diagnosis and Brokerage (IDB) Regeneration Maidenhead services, and their associated budgets, to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Economic Royal Borough and Maidenhead, the local authority Development Windsor & Unitary SE Transfer the financial and operational responsibility for the local fire and Local Services Maidenhead rescue services from the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Services Royal Borough (RBFRS) to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). Wirral Met NW Changes in central government legislation and funding structures Local Services Metropolitan relating to Community Asset Transfer. Borough Council Wycombe District SE Wycombe District Council as the lead council, in conjunction with South Transport District Council Oxfordshire District Council is asking the Government to review and revise its policies and priorities so that effective immediate action can be taken to reduce the level and impact of motorway noise from the M40 Southwark LB GL Create a Southwark Safety Camera Partnership to provide a localised Transport Council approach to road safety.